Vasectomy: irrigation with euflavine

Med J Aust. 1977 Jun 4;1(23):847-9.


Two hundred men who had undergone vasectomy during which euflavine 1:1000 solution was used as a spermicide have been followed up for a year. In most cases the spermicidal effect was complete, but there were two definite and two probable instances of failure. Introduction of an irrigant may possibly increase the otherwise extremely low incidence of spontaneous recanalization when Schmidt's diathermy technique is used for vasectomy.

MeSH terms

  • Acridines / administration & dosage*
  • Acriflavine / administration & dosage*
  • Acriflavine / pharmacology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Regeneration
  • Sperm Motility / drug effects
  • Spermatozoa / drug effects
  • Therapeutic Irrigation*
  • Vas Deferens / physiology
  • Vasectomy*


  • Acridines
  • Acriflavine