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Descriptor English: Varicocele
Descriptor Spanish: Varicocele
Descriptor Portuguese: Varicocele
Descriptor French: Varicocèle
Entry term(s): Varicoceles
Tree number(s): C12.294.936
C14.907.903
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014646
Scope note: A condition characterized by the dilated tortuous veins of the SPERMATIC CORD with a marked left-sided predominance. Adverse effect on male fertility occurs when varicocele leads to an increased scrotal (and testicular) temperature and reduced testicular volume.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 15049
Unique ID: D014646
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Varicocele - Preferred
Concept UI M0022528
Scope note A condition characterized by the dilated tortuous veins of the SPERMATIC CORD with a marked left-sided predominance. Adverse effect on male fertility occurs when varicocele leads to an increased scrotal (and testicular) temperature and reduced testicular volume.
Preferred term Varicocele
Entry term(s) Varicoceles



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