Varicocele embolization using image guidance

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Learn what a varicocele is and how embolization is used to treat is using image guidance.

Key points

  • A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins in the scrotum.
  • A varicocele embolization is a procedure where the enlarged veins in the scrotum are blocked, diverting blood to other veins.
  • Varicocele embolization is done using image guidance by an interventional radiologist.
  • Varicocele embolizations are considered low-risk procedures.
  • Most children go home on the same day as their procedure.
Last updated: February 9th 2016