Gasser T. Basiswissen Urologie. Berlin: Springer; 2015.
Hautmann R, Huland H. Urologie. Berlin: Springer; 2013.
Kroese AC, de Lange NM, Collins J, Evers JL. Surgery or embolization for varicoceles in subfertile men. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012; (10): CD000479.
Pschyrembel. Klinisches Wörterbuch. Berlin: De Gruyter; 2017.
Silay MS, Hoen L, Quadackaers J, Undre S, Bogaert G, Dogan HS et al. Treatment of Varicocele in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis from the European Association of Urology/European Society for Paediatric Urology Guidelines Panel. Eur Urol 2019; 75(3): 448-461.
Wang H, Ji ZG. Microsurgery Versus Laparoscopic Surgery for Varicocele: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. J Invest Surg 2018 [Epub ahead of print]: 1-9.
IQWiG health information is written with the aim of helping people understand the advantages and disadvantages of the main treatment options and health care services.
Because IQWiG is a German institute, some of the information provided here is specific to the German health care system. The suitability of any of the described options in an individual case can be determined by talking to a doctor. informedhealth.org can provide support for talks with doctors and other medical professionals, but cannot replace them. We do not offer individual consultations.
Our information is based on the results of good-quality studies. It is written by a team of health care professionals, scientists and editors, and reviewed by external experts. You can find a detailed description of how our health information is produced and updated in our methods.