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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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PORTILLO MARTIN, José Antonio et al. Vasovasostomy: our experience. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2005, vol.58, n.10, pp.1041-1048. ISSN 0004-0614.

OBJECTIVES: From August 1997 to December 2004 we performed 47 vasovasostomies for vasectomy reversal in the same number of patients. Only 42 patients are available for follow-up, with a mean follow-up of at least six months. Mean age is 40.7 years for the patients and 30.8 for the couples. METHODS: The two-layer technique was applied under microscope magnification in the first 22 patients; single layer technique was performed in the others. RESULTS: Overall spermatozoid patency rate was 71.42%, and pregnancy rate was 32.45%. Surgical technique did not have influence on results. CONCLUSIONS: Better prognosis is expected in young men; the longer the interval between vasectomy and reversal, the lower the patency rate. Regarding pregnancy rate, it is not influenced by delay of reversal.

Keywords : Vasovasostomy; Surgical technique; Overall patency and pregnancy.

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