Does right-sided varicocele indicate a right-sided kidney tumor?

  • Miguel Bonfitto Urology, Hospital de Base de São José do Rio Preto/Famerp/Funfarme, Brazil.
  • Leandro Shogo Matuy Kimura General Surgery, Hospital de Base de São José do Rio Preto/Famerp/Funfarme, Brazil.
  • José Maria Pereira Godoy Vascular Surgery Division, São José do Rio Preto School of Medicine, Famerp/Funfarme, Brazil.
  • Miguel Zeratti Filho Urology Division, São José do Rio Preto School of Medicine, Famerp/Funfarme, Brazil.
  • Luis Cesar Fava Spessoto Urology Division, São José do Rio Preto School of Medicine, Famerp/Funfarme, Brazil.
  • Fernando Nestor Facio Jr. | fnfacio@yahoo.com.br Urology Division, São José do Rio Preto School of Medicine, Famerp/Funfarme, Brazil. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0527-5623

Abstract

Varicocele is a dilation of the pampiniform venous plexus, mainly affecting the left side of the scrotum. In rare cases, however, the right side is affected. When this occurs, a retroperitoneal disease should be suspected, such as right-sided renal neoplasm. The present case report highlights the importance of right-sided varicocele in the diagnostic investigation of neoplasm of the right kidney.

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2019-03-29
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Keywords:
acute right-sided varicocele, right-sided renal neoplasm, renal tumor
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Bonfitto, M., Kimura, L., Godoy, J., Zeratti Filho, M., Spessoto, L., & Facio Jr., F. (2019). Does right-sided varicocele indicate a right-sided kidney tumor?. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 91(1), 53-54. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2019.1.53