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Case Study

Spontaneous Recanalization after Vasectomy

1Division of Urology, University of São Paulo, Brazil
2Division of Urology and Pathology, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Received 14 January 2006; Revised 12 February 2006; Accepted 22 February 2006

Academic Editor: Ziya Kirkali

Copyright © 2006 Antônio Marmo Lucon et al.


Vasectomy is the method most commonly used in men for voluntary sterilization purposes. We report two cases of early recanalization following vasectomies performed in 1085 men for sterilization purposes at a tertiary public institution between January 2000 and November 2003. Thus, the risk of 0.2% of failure due to early recanalization should be explained and the fertility implications stressed. Written documentation recording the clarification presented at consultation is essential.