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Sarteschi grading of varicocele


Numerous classifications are around for grading varioceles. One of the most popular ones used is using gray scale and color doppler ultrasound to classify severity of varicoceles


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N.B. A combination of gray scale findings and color doppler helps in eluding a more accurate diagnosis. A cut off of 2-3mm cross sectional diameter and / or  a reflux of >1 second is pathological.

Sarteschi, L. M., et al. “Lo studio del varicocele con eco-color-Doppler.” G Ital Ultrasonologia 4 (1993): 43-49.

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