Laparoscopic versus Open
Varicocelectomy a Prospective Study
Sunil Telkar, B.V. Goudar, Y.P. Lamani, Uday Ambi, Ramesh Koppal
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery,
SN Medical College and HSK Hospital, Bagalkot,
Laparoscopic varicocelectomy is a safe, effective and minimally invasive technique. In addition to its better cosmetic results and its advantage in case of bilateral disease, it allows an excellent exposure and control of the affected vessel. Varicocele therapy is a controversial issue with no single approach, which has been adapted as the best therapeutic option. The patients were divided into 15 members in each group, who received 2 different modalities of treatment. Group 1 which was treated with high inguinal ligation had a long hospital stay (4.5 days) as compared to Group 2 which underwent laparoscopic varicocele ligation (1.5day). Less postoperative pain and early return to normal activities were noted in the Group 2 patients, but laparoscopic varicocele ligation was more cost effective.
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