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Physiologic consequences and complications of vasectomy.
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PMID:  3337988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sterilization of men and women is the most popular method of contraception in Canada. The contraceptive effect of a vasectomy usually occurs within 3 months. The production of sperm, however, is not interrupted, and an increase in pressure proximal to the ligation site may cause rupture of the epididymis or the ductus deferens, with extravasation of spermatozoa and the formation of granulomas or sperm antibodies. Increased pressure may also explain the postvasectomy pain syndrome.
M McCormack; S Lapointe
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0820-3946     ISO Abbreviation:  CMAJ     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-10     Completed Date:  1988-03-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711805     Medline TA:  CMAJ     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.
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MeSH Terms
Autoantibodies / biosynthesis
Pain / etiology
Spermatozoa / immunology
Testis / anatomy & histology
Vasectomy / adverse effects*,  psychology
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