Rarely occurring in children, onset is typically at puberty and may even be diagnosed incidentally during evaluation for infertility. Varicoceles are common and occur in approximately 15% of adolescent males. When fertility is of concern, or in recurrent varicoceles, treatment may involve surgical ligation, embolization, or transfemoral catheterization and ablation of the spermatic vein.
I86.1 – Scrotal varices
51070004 – Varicocele
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls