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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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RAMOS PADILLA, Kenia et al. Varicocele and infertility with implantation of catgut. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.5, pp.171-178. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction: one the medical and psychosocial problems that in major extend damages the population in reproductive ages is infertility. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, it affects 6,1 millions of people in United States approximately, which is equivalent up to 10% of the population in reproductive age. It has been estimated that infertility is present in 15% of the couples. About 35%, the third part of the cases is associated with male factors, varicocele is the most frequent. Case report: a 31-year-old-male patient, operated when he was 12 years old, because he suffered from a non-treated right testicular atrophy (cryptorchidism) attended at "Abel Santamaria Cuadrado" University Hospital, to the infertility clinic service to be studied. Clinical examination verified a compensator left testis with varicocele of degree III. Complementary examinations showed normal limit rates, except the spermogram. Conclusions: surgical treatment was performed (section and ligation of spermatic cord) and the use of antioxidants, without achieving the fecundity. It was reached with the implantation of chromate catgut on the chosen acupuncture points.

Keywords : Infertility; Varicocele; Catgut.

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