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Advances in male reproductive surgery : robotic-assisted vasovasostomy

Elzanaty, Saad LU and Dohle, Gert (2013) In Current Urology 6(3). p.7-113
Abstract

It is estimated that 3-6% of all vasectomised men request vasectomy reversal for different reasons. Microsurgical vasovasostomy is the gold standard technique of vasectomy reversal. However, the microsurgical technique is time-consuming and challenging to most urological surgeons. Therefore, alternative methods of vasal anastomosis have been studied including robotic-assisted vasovasostomy. This review discusses the feasibility and practice of robotic-assisted vasovasostomy. Based on the available studies robotic-assisted vasovasostomy is feasible. The reported rate of vasal patency associated with this new technique is similar to that of microsurgical vasovasostomy. There is no clear difference between the 2 approaches in terms of... (More)

It is estimated that 3-6% of all vasectomised men request vasectomy reversal for different reasons. Microsurgical vasovasostomy is the gold standard technique of vasectomy reversal. However, the microsurgical technique is time-consuming and challenging to most urological surgeons. Therefore, alternative methods of vasal anastomosis have been studied including robotic-assisted vasovasostomy. This review discusses the feasibility and practice of robotic-assisted vasovasostomy. Based on the available studies robotic-assisted vasovasostomy is feasible. The reported rate of vasal patency associated with this new technique is similar to that of microsurgical vasovasostomy. There is no clear difference between the 2 approaches in terms of operating time. Robotic-assisted vasovasostomy does not appear to afford significant advantages in the era of vasectomy reversal.

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  abstract     = {<p>It is estimated that 3-6% of all vasectomised men request vasectomy reversal for different reasons. Microsurgical vasovasostomy is the gold standard technique of vasectomy reversal. However, the microsurgical technique is time-consuming and challenging to most urological surgeons. Therefore, alternative methods of vasal anastomosis have been studied including robotic-assisted vasovasostomy. This review discusses the feasibility and practice of robotic-assisted vasovasostomy. Based on the available studies robotic-assisted vasovasostomy is feasible. The reported rate of vasal patency associated with this new technique is similar to that of microsurgical vasovasostomy. There is no clear difference between the 2 approaches in terms of operating time. Robotic-assisted vasovasostomy does not appear to afford significant advantages in the era of vasectomy reversal.</p>},
  author       = {Elzanaty, Saad and Dohle, Gert},
  issn         = {1661-7649},
  keyword      = {Journal Article,Review},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {7--113},
  publisher    = {S. Karger AG},
  series       = {Current Urology},
  title        = {Advances in male reproductive surgery : robotic-assisted vasovasostomy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000343523},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2013},
}