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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 199
Ultrasound diagnosis of varicocele

1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China

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Date of Web Publication20-May-2014

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Ultrasound diagnosis of varicocele. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2014;11:199

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Ultrasound diagnosis of varicocele. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Dec 3];11:199. Available from:

The recent report on ultrasound diagnosis of varicocele is very interesting. [1] A study by Fiogbe et al. concluded that "varicocele is better studied by ultrasound." [1] In fact, the ultrasound diagnosis can be useful non-invasive investigation. However, there are also some issues on its limitation. First, the inter-personal variation in interpretation of ultrasound result can be expected. Carlsen et al. in their study have reported that the estimated size of testes is varied by observer. [2] A study by Yuen et al. noted that "sources of error due to movements as a result of the subject being in the water during examinations were inevitable and must be taken into account." [3]

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1.Fiogbe MA, Alao MJ, Biaou O, Gbenou SR, Yekpe P, Sossou R, et al. Ultrasound diagnosis of varicocele in the adolescent: Our experience from Benin. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:295-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Carlsen E, Andersen AG, Buchreitz L, Jørgensen N, Magnus O, Matulevicuus V, et al. Inter-observer variation in the results of the clinical andrological examination including estimation of testicular size. Int J Androl 2000;23:248-53.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Yuen QW, Ying MT, Brook FM, Kinoshita RE. Reliability of 2D ultrasound measurements of testis size in dolphins taken under voluntary behavior. Ultrasound Med Biol 2009;35:1005-9.  Back to cited text no. 3

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Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.132854

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