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(Varicose Veins of the Scrotum—Child)
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- Open surgery—The vein is surgically cut and tied off.
- Catheter ablation—Heat is applied through a catheter to destroy the vein.
- Catheter embolization—A substance is placed in the vein to block it.
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Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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Varicocele. Teens Health Nemours website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual%5Fhealth/guys/varicocele.html. Accessed June 24, 2013.
Varicocele. Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=116. Accessed June 24, 2013.
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- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 03/2014
- Update Date: 05/05/2014