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Varicocele and Male Infertility
Current Concepts, Controversies and Consensus
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Main description:

This SpringerBrief analyzes varicocele from a novel approach, and provides the reader with a comprehensive view of its scientific and clinical significance. The Brief covers all the important aspects of varicocele related to infertility, from epidemiology to assisted reproduction techniques, contemplating pathophysiology, semen analysis, specialized sperm function tests, and clinical management including all available treatment options form three distinct perspectives, i.e., current  concepts, consensus and controversies. Each topic is addressed using the same template, offering the best information from all angles to readers. This SpringerBrief is aimed at both clinicians and scientists involved in the study and care of male and female fertility, and is written by a team of three internationally recognized authors with expertise in andrology and male infertility. The text is the first of its kind, and presents an invaluable tool both for the basic scientists with an interest in reproductive medicine and for clinicians working in the field of infertility.


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​This SpringerBrief analyzes varicocele from a novel approach, and provides the reader with a comprehensive view of its scientific and clinical significance. The Brief covers all the important aspects of varicocele related to infertility, from epidemiology to assisted reproduction techniques, contemplating pathophysiology, semen analysis, specialized sperm function tests, and clinical management including all available treatment options form three distinct perspectives, i.e., current  concepts, consensus and controversies. Each topic is addressed using the same template, offering the best information from all angles to readers. This SpringerBrief is aimed at both clinicians and scientists involved in the study and care of male and female fertility, and is written by a team of three internationally recognized authors with expertise in andrology and male infertility. The text is the first of its kind, and presents an invaluable tool both for the basic scientists with an interest in reproductive medicine and for clinicians working in the field of infertility.


Contents:

Definitions and Epidemiology.- Origin and Pathophysiology.- 

Association Between Varicocele and Infertility.- Varicocele Classification.- Treatment Modalities.- Subclinical Varicocele.- Varicocele in Adolescents.- Effect of Varicocele Treatment.- Varicocele and Azoospermia.- Cost-effectiveness of Varicocele Treatment.- Guidelines and Best Practice Statements for the Evaluation and Management of Infertile Adult and Adolescent Males with Varicocele. 


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783319249360
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: November, 2015
Pages: None

Subcategories: Reproductive Medicine, Urology, Vascular

MEET THE AUTHOR

Alaa Hamada, MD,  is currently a clinical fellow in robotic and laparoscopic urology in Tufts University and Saint Elizabeths Medical Center. Alaa Hamada is a Board Certified urologist who has done a research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Reproductive Medicine. Since then he has completed three clinical fellowships in Robotic and Endourology in the United States (2012-2015).  

Sandro Esteves, MD, PhD, is Founder and Medical Director of Androfert, Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic, a referral center for male reproduction in Brazil. Dr. Esteves is a Board-certified Urologist and Infertility Consultant with over 15 years of experience. 

Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD (ABB), is Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.