Obstructive azoospermia: reconstructive techniques and results.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Obstructive azoospermia is a common cause of male infertility and can result from infection, congenital anomalies, or iatrogenic injury. Microsurgical vasal reconstruction is a suitable treatment for many cases of obstructive azoospermia, although some couples will require sperm retrieval paired with in-vitro fertilization. The various causes of obstructive azoospermia and recommended treatments will be examined. Microsurgical vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy will be discussed in detail. The postoperative patency and pregnancy rates for surgical reconstruction of obstructive azoospermia and the impact of etiology, obstructive interval, sperm granuloma, age, and previous reconstruction on patency and pregnancy will be reviewed.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baker, K; Sabanegh, E

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 Suppl 1 / Suppl 1

Start / End Page

  • 61 - 73

PubMed ID

  • 23503955

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3583161

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1980-5322

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6061/clinics/2013(sup01)07


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States