Vasovasostomy by Means of a Nd:Yag Laser

  • P. Gilbert
  • W. Thon
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 35)

Abstract

For many years vasectomy has offered a simple and safe procedure for male contraception. Since the operation represents only a very small risk to the patient, it has been accepted by many couples all over the world as an appropriate means for birth control. In the United States, for example, about one-half million vasectomies are performed each year1. Considering the high divorce rate in this century, one cannot be surprised that a good many of the men concerned want a new family and therefore require vasectomy reversal. The successful achievement of an anastomosis of the vas deferens is not only dependent on the operative technique and the skills of the surgeon, but also on such important factors as the age of the patient2 the time interval between vasectomy and vasovasostomy2,3 the existence of sperm granulomas at the distal end of the vas deference3 and the detection of spermatozoon antibodies in the seminal fluid2.

Keywords

Dioxide Welding Neodymium Lene Silber 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Gilbert
    • 1
  • W. Thon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyMilitary Hospital of UlmUlmWest Germany

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