What is a secondary varicocele?

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First answer by Cristina Roz. Last edit by Cristina Roz.
It is a varicocele caused by a primary cause that is an external obstacle to the proper venous circulation, for example:
• malignant pelvic or abdominal tumor causing compression prevents venous return. It is feared if a varicocele is diagnosed in a man over 40 years.
• "SMA" syndrom (superior mesenteric artery) that is to say, the compression of the left renal vein (into it the left gonadal vein drains) by superior mesenteric artery.

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