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Definition of Varicocele

Varicocele: Elongation and enlargement of veins within the network of veins (pampiniform plexus) that leave the testis to form the testicular vein. A varicocele appears bluish through the scrotum, feels like a bag of worms, and can cause pain or discomfort.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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