Nitrofurazone: vas irrigation as adjunct in vasectomy

Urology. 1977 Nov;10(5):450-1. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(77)90133-9.


Intraoperative nitrofurazone vas injection has been utilized to hasten sterility in the immediate postoperative period. Clinically 100 outpatient vasectomies were performed in which nitrofurazone was utilized in a 1 mg. per milliliter concentration to irrigate the distal (penile) vas segment resulting in early attainment of azoospermia postoperatively in 90 per cent of the patients.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nitrofurazone / pharmacology*
  • Sperm Motility / drug effects
  • Therapeutic Irrigation*
  • Time Factors
  • Vas Deferens*
  • Vasectomy*


  • Nitrofurazone