Immunological and Clinical Consequences of Vasectomy *

  title={Immunological and Clinical Consequences of Vasectomy *},
  author={S. Hattikudur and S. Shanta and S. K. Shahani and P. Shastri and P. Thakker and A. Bordekar},
Immunologische und klinische Konsequenzen der Vasektomie 
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Chronic pain after vasectomy: a diagnostic and treatment dilemma
The salient diagnostic and therapeutic features of chronic testicular pain after vasectomy are reviewed, which are generally termed postvasectomy pain syndrome (PVPS).
The Effects of Testicular Nerve Transection and Epididymal White Adipose Tissue Lipectomy on Spermatogenesis in Syrian Hamster
A significant reduction in spermatogenic activity and marked seminal tubule atrophy within the EWATx testis, as compared to the SSNx and controls testes, which did not differ significantly from each other.
Vasectomy and health revisited.
  • L. Linnet
  • Medicine
    International journal of andrology
  • 1993


Immunologic consequences of vasectomy.
A group of men who had vasectomy for contraceptive purposes were available as a model to study the in situ autoantigenicity of human spermatozoa, and apparently, two patterns of time-response may occur.
Immunological and morphological effects of vasectomy in the rabbit
Several phagocytic cells were seen to migrate through the intact epithelium of zone 1 in the caput epididymidis, and were particularly prevalent in animals that exhibited testicular damage, and may serve to present sperm antigens to lymphocytes.
Low fertility rate in vasovasostomized males and its possible immunologic mechanism.
A significant correlation was found between the titres of circulating antisperm agglutinins and autoagglutination of spermatozoa in their ejaculates; and also between the sperm immobilization values of their sera and the degree of their sperm motility.
Cell-mediated immunity in vasectomized rhesus monkeys.
Cell-mediated immunity in rhesus monkeys that had been vasectomized for 2, 4, 7, or 11 years was measured by lymphocyte blastogenesis following stimulation with concanavalin A, phytohemagglutinin
Immunological consequences of vasectomy: a review.
Spermatozoal autoimmunity may be enhanced by the development of postvasectomy spermatic granuloma, however, sperm antibody responses are closely regulated, immunological values usually falling within physiological limits, and testosterone appears to be involved in damping these reactions.
Post-vasectomy autoimmunity to protamines in relation to the formation of granulomas and sperm agglutinating antibodies.
Comparison between the results obtained with the immunofluorescence test, the agglutination tests and the clinical findings confirmed the association between the development of immune responses to various sperm-antigens and revealed a coherence of anti-protamine activity and granuloma formation at the site of the operation.
Immune complex orchitis in vasectomized rabbits
It is postulated that sperm antigen-antibody complexes are formed in the basement membranes of seminiferous tubules when antigens leaking out of the tubules react with specific antibody coming from the circulation.
Effect of vasectomy on the prostatic function as indicated by seminal maltase activity.
The results of this study revealed that the maltase activity in the semen of vasectomized individuals (11.7 ± 2.0) was significantly lower when compared to the levels observed in the non-vasectomization men (28.7± 2.9).
Immunologic implications of vasectomy. I. Cell-mediated immunity.
Cell-mediated immunity was present only in rats without ligation of the vas deferens, and supernatants taken from cultures of syngeneic spermatozoa with spleen cells of Group 2 rats, vasectomized without vas ligation were presented.
The sexual aftereffects of vasectomy.
To determine psychiatric and surgical effects of vasectomy on both man and wife an anonymous questionnaire was distributed and most men who have been carefully selected have no adverse psychiatric sequelae.