Increased prevalence of varicocele in patients with coronary artery ectasia

Yetkin E., Kilic S., Acikgoz N., Ergin H., Aksoy Y., Sincer I., ...More

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, vol.16, no.5, pp.261-264, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00019501-200508000-00001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is defined as localized or diffuse non-obstructive lesions of the epicardial coronary arteries with a luminal dilation exceeding the 1.5-fold of normal adjacent segment or vessel diameter. Varicocele is the dilatation of the pampiniform plexus. Recently increased prevalence of peripheral varicose veins has been shown in patients with CAE. In this study we aimed to assess the prevalence of varicocele, which is dilatation of another venous system, in patients with CAE.