Long-term management of vasovasostomy patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Follow-up of 54 patients undergoing modified single-layer bilateral vasovasostomies are presented with attention to semen quality, pregnancy rates, and postoperative findings potentially inhibiting fertility. The technical success rate was 98%, but 3-month semen analyses varied from "poor" (less than 20(6)/ml; greater than 50% normal motility) of 20% to "excellent" (greater than 26(6)/ml; greater than 50% normal motility) of 35% without effect on long-term pregnancy rates, 50% and 54.5%, respectively. Other factors, such as sperm clumping, prostatitis, and immunologic interference, appear to decrease motility. Close follow-up with attention to factors affecting fertility other than simple concentration and motility are rewarding.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weinerth, JL

Published Date

  • April 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 625 - 628

PubMed ID

  • 6705940

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-0282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0015-0282(16)47789-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States