The minimally invasive method could be a valid alternative to open surgery for varicoceles, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago heard this week. Spermatic vein embolisation was performed on 228 infertile men with varicoceles. Within six months of the procedure, 26 per cent of the couples reported a pregnancy. Semen analysis showed improved sperm count and mobility.
A technique called spermatic vein embolisation combined with anti-inflammatory treatment could treat male infertility by boosting sperm count and mobility, claim US researchers.