EUGENE V. CATTOLICA, M.D.
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To the editor: In his timely editorial (Ann Intern Med 73:853, 1970), Dr. Ziegler comments on vasectomy and adverse psychological reactions. He states that vasovasostomy can be successful in a very high percentage, "perhaps over 90%." This argument, he feels, is useful in minimizing the "psychological impact" of the procedure. It should be noted, however, that vasectomy is usually intended as a permanent sterilizing procedure by most vasectomists. The great variety of surgical procedures that have been described are testimony to the difficulty in surgically establishing a functioning vasovasostomy (1-8). Many technical factors relating to the methods of the initial
CATTOLICA EV. Reversibility of Vasectomy. Ann Intern Med. ;75:475. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-3-475_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(3):475.
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