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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Tilki, D; Kilic, E; Tauber, R; Pfeiffer, D; Stief, CG; Tauber, R; Ergün, S 
Title:
The complex structure of the smooth muscle layer of spermatic veins and its potential role in the development of varicocele testis. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: Varicocele, a dilatation of the pampiniform venous plexus, is considered to cause male infertility. The exact mechanism of varicocele development is not clarified yet. This study focused on the structure of varicocele veins, compared with normal spermatic veins, and its potential role in varicocele development. METHODS: Morphologic and immunohistochemical studies using antibodies against vWF and neurofilament-200 (NF-200) were performed on spermatic vein fragments of 20 varicocele pa...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Eur Urol 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
51 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1402-9; discussion 1410 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0302-2838 
TUM Institution:
Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik