Technics and complications of elective vasectomy: the role of spermatic granuloma in spontaneous recanalization

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Martin Kathrins, M.D.


Schmidt SS. Technics and complications of elective vasectomy. The role of spermatic granuloma in spontaneous recanalization. Fertil Steril 1966;17(4):467-82.

“If the proximal end of the vas is ligated, the ligature may either cut through or dissolve, allowing a blowout or expulsion of spermatozoa.”

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