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Surgery or embolization for varicoceles in subfertile men

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2012
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Title
Surgery or embolization for varicoceles in subfertile men
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000479.pub5
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Authors

Anja CJ Kroese, Natascha M de Lange, John Collins, Johannes LH Evers, Kroese, Anja CJ, de Lange, Natascha M, Collins, John, Evers, Johannes LH

Abstract

A varicocele is a meshwork of distended blood vessels in the scrotum, usually left-sided, due to dilatation of the spermatic vein. Although the concept that a varicocele causes male subfertility has been around for more than 50 years now, the mechanisms by which a varicocele would affect fertility have not yet been satisfactorily explained. Neither is there sufficient evidence to explain the mechanisms by which varicocelectomy would restore fertility. Furthermore, it has been questioned whether a causal relation exists at all between the distension of the pampiniform plexus (a network of many small veins found in the human male spermatic cord) and impairment of fertility.

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Unknown 1 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 100%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 1 100%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 June 2017.
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#2,546,518
of 11,389,380 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,136
of 9,086 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,110
of 119,040 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#35
of 90 outputs
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