vasovasostomy


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vasovasostomy

 [vas″o-vah-sos´tah-me]
anastomosis of the ends of the severed vas (ductus) deferens.

va·so·va·sos·to·my

(vā'sō-vă-sos'tŏ-mē, vas'ō-),
Surgical anastomosis of vasa deferentia, to restore fertility in a previously vasectomized male.
[vaso- + vaso- + G. stoma, mouth]

vasovasostomy

/vaso·va·sos·to·my/ (-vah-sos´tah-me) reanastomosis of the ends of the severed ductus (vas) deferens.

vasovasostomy

(vā′zō-vā-zŏs′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical creation of a passage connecting the ends of a severed vas deferens to restore fertility in a vasectomized male.

vasovasostomy

[vas′ōvəsos′təmē]
Etymology: L, vas + vas + Gk, stoma, mouth
a surgical procedure in which the function of the vas deferens on each side of the testes is restored, having been cut and ligated in a preceding vasectomy. The procedure is performed if a man wants to regain his fertility. In most cases the patency of the canals is achieved, but, in many cases, fertility does not result, probably because of circulating autoantibodies that disrupt normal sperm activity. The antibodies apparently develop after vasectomy because the developing sperm cannot be excreted through the urogenital tract. Also called vasectomy reversal.

va·so·va·sos·to·my

(vā'sō-vă-sos'tŏ-mē)
Surgical anastomosis of vasa deferentia to restore fertility in previously vasectomized men.
[vaso- + vaso- + G. stoma, mouth]

vasovasostomy

anastomosis of the ends of the severed vas (ductus) deferens.
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The time to pregnancy averaged between 10 and 12 months after surgery and was longer following epididymal bypass than vasovasostomy, Dr.
fisch recommends the procedure for men who have undergone a vasovasostomy, but failed to achieve a pregnancy.
Regardless of the time lapse from vasectomy to reversal, the average success rate for this complex procedure is 75 percent, and 96 percent with the more common vasovasostomy," Karpman says.