SYN: varicocele. [L. pampinus, tendril, + G. kele, tumor]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Varicocele — Elongation and enlargement of the veins of the pampiniform plexus (the network of veins leaving the testis which join to form the testicular vein). Appears bluish through the scrotum and feels like a bag of worms. Can cause pain or discomfort. *… …   Medical dictionary

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