What is vasectomy?
Autore: Prof. A. Natali
Topic: Surgical therapies in andrology
It is a surgical operation in which both the deferents are closed and sectioned. Vasectomy can not be a method of planning for births; in fact, it is a surgical method that should be reserved exclusively for recurrent cases of epididymal diseases. Vasectomy is an outpatient surgery lasting approximately 15 to 30 minutes. It is performed under local anesthesia. The andrologist performs two small incisions on the scrotum, identifies the deferent, dissects it, takes away a small portion (about one centimeter), after which it binds the two stumps that have come to create. Some andrologists used to cauterize the two extremities by means of an electric scalpel. The same procedure is performed on the other side for the contralateral deferent. At the end of the procedure the two small wounds are medicated and the patient can go home. The surgical technique of vasectomy aims to prevent recurrent infections of the seminal pathways. Consequence of vasectomy is the azoospermia, the absence of spermatozoa in the ejaculate. The patient may decide to deposit the semen at the seminalbank before this type of surgery
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