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.