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Effect of age on semen parameters in infertile men after varicocelectomy

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Author(s): Hassanzadeh-Nokashty K | Yavarikia P | Ghaffari A | Hazhir S | Hassanzadeh M

Journal: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
ISSN 1176-6336

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 333;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Kamaleddin Hassanzadeh-Nokashty1, Parisa Yavarikia2, Alireza Ghaffari3, Samad Hazhir1, Mohammadali Hassanzadeh11Department of Urology, 2Faculty of Nursery and Midwifery, 3Department of Internal Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IranBackground: The effectiveness of varicocelectomy in restoration of fertility and improvement of semen parameters is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of age on semen parameters following varicocelectomy in a group of infertile men.Methods: Improvements in sperm count, morphology, and motility were studied in 67 infertile patients 4–10 months after varicocelectomy.Results: The mean age of the patients was 30.48 ± 7.49 years. Significant improvements in total sperm count, percentage normal morphology, and motility were noted in all age groups (P < 0.05). Patients aged

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