Triangulation end-to-side vasoepididymostomy

J Urol. 1998 Jun;159(6):1951-3.


Purpose: A technique and the preliminary results of triangulation vasoepididymostomy are described.

Materials and methods: Triangulation vasoepididymostomy is performed by placing 3 double-armed 10-zero nylon sutures into the epididymis so that each suture forms 1 side of a triangle. An opening in the tubule is made between the sutures and they are brought inside-out, invaginating the epididymal tubule into the vas deferens.

Results: Triangulation end-to-side vasoepididymostomy was performed bilaterally in 12 men, and sperm was found in the postoperative ejaculate of 11 (92%). Operative time was 156 +/- 14 minutes.

Conclusions: Triangulation vasoepididymostomy is reasonably successful in restoring sperm to the ejaculate and should be considered as an alternative method of vasoepididymostomy.

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Epididymis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Vas Deferens / surgery*