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Varicocele and Male Infertility

A Complete Guide

Editors: Esteves, S.C., Cho, C.-L., Majzoub, A., Agarwal, A. (Eds.)

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  • A unique textbook presenting a thoughtful and comprehensive view of the significance of varicocele and its impact in male fertility, including medical and surgical management
  • Includes basic and transitional research, genetics, diagnostic testing with conventional and advanced molecular biology approaches, hormonal control, interventional therapy and ART, controversies and case material
  • An invaluable tool for medical students in reproductive medicine as well as researchers and clinicians working in the field of infertility
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About this Textbook

This unique textbook – the first of its kind – presents a thoughtful and comprehensive discussion of the significance of varicocele and its impact on male fertility. This hot topic is covered from a multitude of angles in seven thematic sections: origin and pathophysiology, clinical evaluation, medical and surgical therapy, controversies, pro and con debates, and clinical case scenarios. The scope of varicocele includes basic and transitional research, genetics, diagnostic testing with conventional and advanced molecular biology approaches, hormonal control, interventional therapy and assisted reproductive technology (ART). Repair of varicocele, which can be carried out by various methods, not only alleviates oxidative stress‐associated infertility but also prevents and protects against the progressive character of varicocele and its consequent upregulations of systemic oxidative stress. 

Even with the advances in the understanding of this intriguing disease and consensus on some areas such as diagnosis and pathophysiology, substantial controversy still exists, in particular concerning the benefits of treatment and to whom treatment should be offered. Additional chapters discuss, in depth, such controversies surrounding the role of varicocele in male infertility and present clinical case scenarios dealing with management of subclinical and clinical varicocele. A series of editorial comments is provided by the editors at the end of selected chapters, containing an objective and concise summary of the information from each chapter. In addition, chapters open up with key points for quick references and conclude with multiple choice questions and answers for immediate review and retention of the rich content.

Generously illustrated, Varicocele and Male Infertility: A Complete Guide represents an invaluable tool for medical students in reproductive medicine as well as researchers and clinicians working in the field of infertility (e.g., urologists, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, and embryologists) and is comprised of chapters written by leading and internationally recognized clinicians and scientists with expertise in varicocele, skillfully edited by leaders in the field.

About the authors

Sandro C. Esteves, MD, PhD

ANDROFERT

Andrology & Human Reproduction Clinic

Campinas, SP, Brazil

 

Chak-Lam Cho, FRCSED (Urol), FHKAM (Surgery)

S.H. Ho Urology Centre

Department of Surgery

Prince of Wales Hospital

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong.

 

Ahmad Majzoub, MD, CABU, FECSM

Department of Urology

Hamad Medical Corporation

Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar

Doha, Qatar

 

Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD (ABB), ELD (ACE)

Department of Urology

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH, USA 

Table of contents (58 chapters)

Table of contents (58 chapters)
  • The Evolution and Refinement of Varicocele Treatment: A Historical Perspective

    Pages 3-16

    Marmar, Joel L.

  • Anatomic Theories of Varicocele Origin

    Pages 17-26

    Parekh, Neel (et al.)

  • Scrotal Hyperthermia, Hormonal Disturbances, Testicular Hypoperfusion, and Backflow of Toxic Metabolites in Varicocele

    Pages 27-35

    Majzoub, Ahmad (et al.)

  • Genetics and Epigenetics of Varicocele Pathophysiology

    Pages 37-53

    Santana, Viviane Paiva (et al.)

  • Oxidative Stress and Varicocele Pathophysiology

    Pages 55-71

    Majzoub, Ahmad (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79102-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79101-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Varicocele and Male Infertility
Book Subtitle
A Complete Guide
Editors
  • Sandro C Esteves
  • Chak-Lam Cho
  • Ahmad Majzoub
  • Ashok Agarwal
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-79102-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-79102-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-79101-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 638
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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