Sperm granuloma

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Sperm granuloma

A collection of fluid that leaks from an improperly sealed or tied vas deferens. They usually disappear on their own, but can be drained if necessary.
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Sperm granulomas occurred as persistent, hard, well-defined nodules that were only slightly or moderately tender of painful.
[8] Schmidt has affirmed that "proper [fulguration-fascial interposition, as opposed to ligature] sealing of the testicular and of the vas at vasectomy will prevent formation of a granuloma," [9] although he later acknowledged a 1% incidence of sperm granulomas in his own series (personal communication, S.S.
Complications had been documented in 124 cases (10.6%) and included 46 minor infections (3.8%), 2 serious infections (0.16%), 23 instances of epididymitis (1.9%), 16 cases of sperm granuloma (1.3%), and 4 minor hemorrhages (0.33%).