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Obstructive azoospermia: reconstructive techniques and results

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Obstructive azoospermia: reconstructive techniques and results
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Clinics, January 2013
DOI 10.6061/clinics/2013(sup01)07
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Karen Baker, Edmund Sabanegh


Obstructive azoospermia is a common cause of male infertility and can result from infection, congenital anomalies, or iatrogenic injury. Microsurgical vasal reconstruction is a suitable treatment for many cases of obstructive azoospermia, although some couples will require sperm retrieval paired with in-vitro fertilization. The various causes of obstructive azoospermia and recommended treatments will be examined. Microsurgical vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy will be discussed in detail. The postoperative patency and pregnancy rates for surgical reconstruction of obstructive azoospermia and the impact of etiology, obstructive interval, sperm granuloma, age, and previous reconstruction on patency and pregnancy will be reviewed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Israel 1 <1%
Unknown 103 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 15%
Student > Bachelor 13 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 12%
Student > Postgraduate 8 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 34 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Engineering 2 2%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 38 37%