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J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 1999 Apr;9(2):177-80.

Synchronous laparoscopic vasectomy and hernia repair.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.

Abstract

Over the last few years, general surgery has seen the use of more and more laparoscopic techniques in the management of common surgical problems. This expanded use is attributable not only to the excellent results seen with laparoscopic procedures but also to patient demand. A 48-year-old man requested a laparoscopic hernia repair with synchronous vasectomy. The technique of synchronous laparoscopic hernia repair and vasectomy is discussed, and a literature review is provided. Certain disadvantages along with the difficulty in reanastomosis after a laparoscopic vasectomy will prevent the replacement of traditional vasectomy with the laparoscopic technique.

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