Elevated pressure in the left renal vein in patients with varicocele: preliminary observations

E. A. Zerhouni, S. S. Siegelman, P. C. Walsh, R. I. White

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Abstract

In 3 patients with varicocele a pressure difference was found between the left renal vein and inferior vena cava. No pressure difference was found between the right renal vein and inferior vena cava in these same patients. In a control group of 5 patients right and left renal veins and inferior vena cava pressures closely approximated each other. These preliminary findings are discussed and found to be in disagreement with current concepts of the pathogenesis of varicocele.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-513
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume123
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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