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Table 5 postoperative comparison surgery vs. embolization

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

  Surgery Embolization P-value
Complications (n) 3a 0 0.549
Pain (mean/5) 2.1 1.5 0.034
Sick leave (mean days) 6.8 1.5 0.002
Satisfaction (mean/5) 4.5 4.6 0.877
Pregnancy (n) 18(36.7%) 9(33.3%) 0.778
  1. Reported data are rounded up
  2. aWound infection in 2 cases and scrotal hematoma in 1 case