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Robot-Assisted Vasectomy Reversal

  • Peter Frank De WilEmail author
  • Vincenzo Ficarra
  • George A. de Boccard
  • Alexandre Mottrie
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Abstract

In the early part of the twentieth century, the vasectomy gained momentum with the application for eugenic, punitive, and therapeutic purposes. Today, with the exception of its use as prophylaxis procedure after transurethral resection of prostate or adenomectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) to prevent urogenital infections, vasectomy is widely used as a contraceptive tool, and it is calculated that about 50 million men have relied on vasectomy for family planning. Above all, in the United States, vasectomy is employed as contraceptive method by nearly 11% of married couples. With the upcoming success of vasectomy, a new surgical procedure, the vasectomy reversal was born.

Keywords

Robot-assisted vasectomy reversal Robot-assisted surgery Vasoepididymostomy Epididymitis Benign prostatic hyperplasia Vasectomy reversal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Frank De Wil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vincenzo Ficarra
    • 2
  • George A. de Boccard
    • 3
  • Alexandre Mottrie
    • 4
  1. 1.Urological DepartmentKliniek Sint JanBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology ClinicUniversity of Padua, Monoblocco OspedalieroPaduaItaly
  3. 3.Clinique Generale Beaulieu, Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery CenterGeneveSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of UrologyO.L.V. Clinic AalstAalstBelgium

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