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World J Clin Urol. Mar 24, 2015; 4(1): 48-55
Published online Mar 24, 2015. doi: 10.5410/wjcu.v4.i1.48
Vasectomy reversal: A review of the evaluation, techniques, and outcomes
Parviz K Kavoussi
Parviz K Kavoussi, Department of Reproductive Urology, Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, Austin, TX 78745, United States
Author contributions: Kavoussi PK performed literature review, evaluated level of evidence, and wrote the paper.
Conflict-of-interest: The author has no relevant conflict of interest to this work but is a speaker for Abbvie and Auxilium pharmaceuticals.
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Correspondence to: Parviz K Kavoussi, MD, FACS, Reproductive Urologist, Department of Reproductive Urology, Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, 4303 James Casey Street, Austin, TX 78745, United States.
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Received: December 15, 2014
Peer-review started: December 17, 2014
First decision: January 8, 2015
Revised: January 20, 2015
Accepted: February 10, 2015
Article in press: February 12, 2015
Published online: March 24, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: This review highlights the evaluation and treatment of men who have undergone vasectomy and desire vasectomy reversal to father children. For surgeons offering this treatment, appropriate evaluation and treatment are crucial for acceptable outcomes. Although variations on surgical approaches have evolved over the years, one constant is the need for a high level of training and skill in microsurgical techniques.