Where and how to perform the exam We have found that even the most modest adolescent will agreeto be examined if we explain why it is important and tell himwhat to expect.
Among 10- to 25-year-olds,incidence varies from 9.
If a varicocele is discovered, the patient shouldalso be examined in the supine position.
Theyare found in approximately 15% of teenagers 2 and arebenign.
On ultrasound examination, a spermatoceleappears as an echo-free collection above and behind the testis.
Multiple lines of evidence suggest that Grade 2and Grade 3 varicoceles can have a negative effect on the growthand function of the ipsilateral testicle in some patients.