Use of exteriorized stents in vasovasostomy

Fred S. Shessel, Charles M. Lynne, Victor A. Politano

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Ten patients, three to fifteen years postvasectomy, underwent vasovasostomy. Using 2-0 nylon, stents were brought to the scrotal surface. Vas anastomosis was accomplished with a single transmural layer of 6-0 or 7-0 proline or chromic sutures under loupe magnification. Stents were removed in seven to ten days. After two years, a pregnancy rate of 70 per cent was achieved, comparing favorably with other more difficult operative techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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