Vasectomía

Una vasectomía es un procedimiento para causar esterilidad permanente en un hombre al impedir que los espermatozoides lleguen a los testículos. Una pequeña incisión se realiza en el escroto y cada conducto deferente se ata y corta para prevenir que el esperma sea liberado en la eyaculación. La pequeña incisión en la piel se cierra con puntos de cirugía. Este procedimiento no afecta la función sexual del hombre.

Revision

Last reviewed 4/16/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Chief of Urology, Cambridge Health Alliance, Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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