Spermatic vein embolization with hot contrast material: Fertility results

T. P. Smith, D. W. Hunter, A. H. Cragg, M. D. Darcy, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, T. R. Sinclair, C. Ercole, J. C. Hulbert, K. W. Kaye, K. Amplatz

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Spermatic venography with hot contrast material embolization was undertaken in 81 patients with varicoceles and infertility. Long-term follow-up information was available in 91% of the patients, and there was an overall conception rate of 40.5%. Embolization with hot contrast material was easily performed without special embolization devices and proved to be a safe and effective technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-139
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Smith, T. P., Hunter, D. W., Cragg, A. H., Darcy, M. D., Castaneda-Zuniga, W. R., Sinclair, T. R., Ercole, C., Hulbert, J. C., Kaye, K. W., & Amplatz, K. (1988). Spermatic vein embolization with hot contrast material: Fertility results. Radiology, 168(1), 137-139. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.168.1.3380950