M. Prabhakara Rao1, Prudvi Saravana Kumar2, G. Laxmana Rao3
To determine the effectiveness of laparoscopic varicocelectomy in the management of infertility and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Varicocele is a major identifiable cause of male infertility. It is often associated with pain, abnormal testicular histology and seminal parameters. This prospective study was conducted on 22 patients over a period of 2 years from October 2012-14 for whom laparoscopic varicocelectomy was done. RESULTS: Pain decreased in 71% of cases but not improved in 29% of cases. There was no significant improvement in semen volume but there was significant increase in sperm density and motility. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic varicocelectomy is a minimally invasive procedure with shorter convalescence less operative morbidity and early return to normal activity. It is effective in the management of pain associated with varicocele and it significantly improves semen quality.