Tubulovasostomy in the rat. A new experimental model.

E. Belgrano, G. Carmignani, P. Puppo, F. Gaboardi, C. Trombetta

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Abstract

Tubular patency is the primary concern in the evaluation of procedures for epididymovasostomy. The epididymal lumen easily becomes occluded or obstructed, with the resulting recurrence of azoospermia. Recently, two-layer direct anastomosis has been advocated. The aim of the present study was to present an experimental model of tubulovasostomy in the rat. Microsurgery was performed in 18 rats (16-40 X magnification). Suture material used was 11/0 Vycryl or nylon for the internal layer of the anastomosis and 10/0 Ethilon for the external layer. After 6 and 12 weeks, semen samples were obtained by electroejaculation and evaluated for sperm count and motility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Andrology
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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    Belgrano, E., Carmignani, G., Puppo, P., Gaboardi, F., & Trombetta, C. (1983). Tubulovasostomy in the rat. A new experimental model. Journal of Andrology, 4(4), 253-255.