AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF VARICOCELE
Background: Varicocele, an abnormal dilatation and tortuosity of the pampiniform plexus of veins is found in about 15% of the general population with a marked left sided predominance. However this incidence rises to 35% in men with primary infertility and 70 to 80% in men with secondary infertility.
Methods: Hospital based prospective study conducted on 100 cases reporting to General surgery department within the study duration and eligible as per inclusion criteria was included in study.
Results: In our study out of Out of 100 patients maximum 42.00% patients were farmer followed by 22.00% patients were Coolies and Rickshaw Pullers, 17.00% patients were students, 10.00% were laborer and 9.00% were policemen.
Conclusion: It conclude that Varicocele epidemiology remains incompletely understood. We need well?designed, large?scale studies that include evaluation of important clinical factors to comprehend fully the epidemiological aspects of this condition.