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Titolo:
Percutaneous aspiration and sclerotherapy for treatment of spermatoceles
Autore:
Beiko, DT; Morales, A;
Indirizzi:
Queens Univ, Dept Urol, Kingston, ON, Canada Queens Univ Kingston ON Canada ens Univ, Dept Urol, Kingston, ON, Canada
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 166, anno: 2001,
pagine: 137 - 139
SICI:
0022-5347(200107)166:1<137:PAASFT>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
EPIDIDYMAL CYST; HYDROCELE;
Keywords:
scrotum; spermatocele; aspiration; sclerotherapy; sodium tetradecyl sulfate;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Beiko, DT Queens Univ, Dept Urol, Kingston, ON, Canada Queens Univ Kingston ON Canada Dept Urol, Kingston, ON, Canada
Citazione:
D.T. Beiko e A. Morales, "Percutaneous aspiration and sclerotherapy for treatment of spermatoceles", J UROL, 166(1), 2001, pp. 137-139

Abstract

Purpose: Spermatoceles are commonly treated with open surgical ablation. With the increasing shift towards minimally invasive surgery and heightened awareness, both patient and surgeon accept and prefer the less intrusive approach. Treatment of spermatoceles translates into the use of aspiration and sclerotherapy rather than open excision. We report on our prospective study of percutaneous aspiration and sclerotherapy with sodium tetradecyl sulfate for treatment of spermatoceles to determine safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Materials and Methods: Patients with symptomatic cystic scrotal lesions were prospectively enrolled in an aspiration and sclerotherapy protocol between October 1998 and June 2000. All patients underwent aspiration followed by sclerotherapy with a sodium tetradecyl sulfate solution. Followup included clinical assessment and scrotal ultrasonography at 12 weeks and on a needed basis thereafter. Results: A total of 28 patients with 34 spermatoceles were enrolled in theprotocol. Mean patient age was 61.0 years and mean spermatocele volume was89.3 ml. Complete followup was available for 31 of 34 (91%) spermatoceles,and the mean duration of followup was 24.6 weeks. Results were cure in 29%success in 36%, partial success in 19% and failure in 16% of cases. Patient satisfaction was 85% and there were no complications. The total cost of each procedure was only $104 (Canadian), and none took more than 10 minutes. Conclusions: Percutaneous aspiration and sclerotherapy with sodium tetradecyl sulfate is a minimally invasive, simple, safe, inexpensive and reasonably efficacious treatment option for spermatoceles. Initial failures can be salvaged with second treatment.

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