[Vasitis nodosa]

Arch Esp Urol. 1997 Jun;50(5):534-6.
[Article in Spanish]


Objective: To describe a case of vasitis nodosum causing spontaneous recanalization of the vas deferens.

Methods: Herein we describe a patient who had undergone vasectomy 9 years earlier. A nodule in the vas deferens arising from granulomatous reaction had progressed to vasitis nodosum, causing spontaneous recanalization of the vas deferens.

Results: Vasitis nodosum may be more frequent than it is considered to be although clinical problems rarely arise.

Conclusion: Confusion may arise in distinguishing the histological features of vasitis nodosum from those of adenocarcinomatous neoplasia. Although rarely, its growth may cause recanalization of the vas deferens in vasectomized patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ejaculation
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Male / etiology
  • Genital Diseases, Male / pathology*
  • Granuloma / etiology
  • Granuloma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications / pathology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Vas Deferens / pathology*
  • Vasectomy*