Microsurgical vasovasostomy: An option for men with post vasectomy psychological distress

Saad Elzanaty


Vasectomy is a practical and straightforward approach to birth control. This paper presented a 31-year-old patient who desired to restore his fertility five years after being vasectomized. He met several obstacles. He developed severe psychological distress with symptoms of stress, anxiety, and aggression. He underwent microsurgical vasovasostomy, and vassal patency was confirmed by return of spermatozoa in semen samples 6 and 10 weeks after surgery, and symptoms of psychological distress disappeared. Preoperative vasectomy counseling should include information about vasectomy reversal. At the most, vasectomy reversal can be considered in selected men with psychological problems due to vasectomy. Microsurgical training should be offered to more urological surgeons, especially those who are interested in andrology.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/dcc.v8n4p5


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