23 year old Imran is a day labor of Phul Chowdhury Para, North Halishahar, Chittagong. He had varicocele with dragging-like or aching pain within his scrotum, feeling of heaviness in the testicle(s) and with visible or palpable enlarged vein. He was diagnosed with Varicocele of Pampiniform plexus of veins left testis. Only treatment option for this condition was surgery, which was not affordable for him. Being a day labor, he can hardly maintain his day to day living. For the charitable giving of Touching Souls International, a nonprofit organization Imran was able to get his varicocele surgery treatment. On August 3rd of 2010 he was admitted in Nurture General Hospital.Operation done was on exploration & embolization of varicocele by surgeon, Dr. Panna Lal Shah and anesthesiologist, Dr. Kawsar Ahmed. He was discharged from the hospital on August 10, 2010. The complete expenses of the surgery was provided by the nonprofit organization, Touching Souls International.
A varicocele is a dilatation of the pampiniform venous plexus within the scrotum. Approximately 15-20% of the healthy fertile male population is estimated to have varicoceles; however, 40% of infertile men may have them. How a varicocele impairs sperm structure, function, and production is unknown, but researchers believe it interferes with testicular thermoregulation.
Although varicoceles appear in approximately 20% of the general male population, they are much more common in the subfertile population (40%). In fact, scrotal varicoceles are the most common cause of poor sperm production and decreased semen quality. Varicoceles are easy to identify and to surgically correct.
Percutaneous embolization represents the least invasive means of varicocele repair. The internal spermatic vein is accessed primarily via cannulation of the femoral vein through a retrograde approach with subsequent balloon and/or coil occlusion of the varicocele. The advantages of percutaneous embolization include preservation of the testicular artery and the relatively noninvasive nature of the technique.
In every month, Touching Souls International provides very essential twelve complementary surgeries to needy people of Bangladesh in Nurture General Hospital and saving many patients like Imran from their life threatening disorders..