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Leg ischemia post-varicocelectomy

Authors Al Wahbi A, Elmoukaied S

Received 13 December 2015

Accepted for publication 7 January 2016

Published 8 March 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 57—60

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S102423

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas


Abdullah M Al-Wahbi1, Shaza Elmoukaied2

1Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Department of Surgery, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Varicocelectomy is the most commonly performed operation for the treatment of male infertility. Many surgical approaches are used as each of them has advantages over the other and is preferred by surgeons. Vascular injury has never been reported as a complication of varicocelectomy apart from testicular artery injury. We present a 36-year-old male who developed leg ischemia post-varicocelectomy due to common femoral artery injury. He was successfully treated by using a vein graft.

Keywords: varicocele, varicocelectomy, complications, vascular injuries

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