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 - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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