Is recanalization/failure possible after a vasectomy?

I had a bilateral close-ended vasectomy in 2011. During the procedure, I had 1cm of vas from each side removed and the ends were ligated, cauterized, and the fascial sheath interposed between the ends of the vas. I want to know if recanalization is possible with this technique and if so, should I be worried about failure?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

Yes. The possibility is 1 in 2,000.

Published on Nov 09, 2019

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

Yes. The possibility is 1 in 2,000.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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