Spermatocele Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 03, 2021
  • Author: Vernon M Pais, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is spermatocele?

How is spermatocele treated?

What are the clinical characteristics of spermatocele?

What is the prevalence of spermatocele?

What causes spermatocele?

What is the pathophysiology of spermatocele?

How is spermatocele diagnosed?

What are surgical indications for spermatocele?

What is the anatomy of spermatocele?

What are the possible complications of surgery for spermatocele?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of spermatocele?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of spermatocele?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of spermatocele?

Treatment

Which medications are used in the treatment of spermatocele?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of spermatocele?

What sclerosant materials are indicated in the treatment of spermatocele?

What is included in patient counseling prior to surgery for spermatocele?

How is spermatocelectomy performed for the treatment of spermatocele?

How is sclerotherapy performed for the treatment of spermatocele?

What is included in postoperative care following spermatocelectomy for spermatocele?

What are the discharge instructions following spermatocelectomy for spermatocele?

What is included in postoperative care following sclerotherapy for spermatocele?

What is included in long-term monitoring following treatment of spermatocele?

What are the possible complications of spermatocelectomy for the treatment of spermatocele?

What are the possible complications of sclerotherapy for the treatment of spermatocele?

What is the prognosis of spermatocele following treatment?

How frequently are spermatocele malignant?