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Table 4 TMSC: surgery vs. embolization

From: Subinguinal microsurgical varicocelectomy vs. percutaneous embolization in infertile men: Prospective comparison of reproductive and functional outcomes

Total motile sperm count x106(TMSC) Surgery Embolization P-value Mann-Whitney
Pre-op (n) 5.7 ± 10.3 (48) 8.5 ± 9.2 (25) 0.263
3 months (n) 11.9 ± 15.8 (42) 18.4 ± 22.6 (25) 0.171
6 months (n) 10.5 ± 13.2 (29) 18.7 ± 18.7 (19) 0.079
9 months (n) 13.4 ± 22.2 (13) 11.2 ± 12.6 (14) 0.760
12 months (n) 8.1 ± 10.5 (17) 13.1 ± 20.5 (11) 0.401
Last exama (n) 9.1 ± 11.1 (22) 11.5 ± 17.1 (17) 0.745
  1. The mean of each value is reported +/- SD
  2. Reported data are rounded up
  3. aRepresents the mean of the last semen analysis available for each patient