Epididymal microsurgery: current techniques and new horizons.

  title={Epididymal microsurgery: current techniques and new horizons.},
  author={Graeme J. Southwick and Peter D M Temple-Smith},
  volume={9 4},
Surgical treatment for obstructive azoospermia was introduced about 30 years ago with the development of Bayle's vasoepididymal fistula technique (Bayle: Enc Med Chir 41:435, 1966). More recently this has been replaced by single tubule end-to-end microvasoepididymal bypass procedures with improved success rates. We describe the use of animal models in the development and application of a modified end-to-end microanastomosis technique in which the vas deferens is attached to a single surface… CONTINUE READING