The Doppler Assessment of Varicoceles

  • A. Hirsh
  • J. P. Pryor
Conference paper


The relationship between varicocele and male subfertility remains uncertain and new techniques are being used in an attempt to improve our understanding of this condition. The use of ultrasonic Doppler equipment has become an accepted method for the evaluation of peripheral vascular conditions. The technique is non-invasive, and convenient for the clinician, and portable equipment is available. This presentation summarises our experience using the Doppler technique to assess varicoceles in both fertile and infertile men.


Spermatic Cord Inguinal Canal Venous Reflux Doppler Assessment Internal Spermatic Vein 
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    Hirsh AV, Pryor JP (1980) A Doppler study of venous reflux in the spermatic cord. In: Proceedings of the 5th European congress on fertility and sterility. Edizioni Internazionali, Rome, pp 703–705Google Scholar
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    Hirsh AV, Cameron KM, Tyler JP, Simpson J, Pryor JP (1980) The Doppler assessment of varicoceles and internal spermatic vein reflux in infertile men. Br J Urol 52: 50–56PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • A. Hirsh
  • J. P. Pryor

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