Role for male reconstruction in the era of assisted reproductive technology

Kelly A. Chiles, M.D., Peter N. Schlegel, M.D.

Volume 105, Issue 4, Pages 891-892


Microsurgical reconstruction for male infertility is a relatively recent development in the history of urology therapy. The results of the first microsurgical vasovasostomy (VV) were published in the late1960s, and this epic achievement has been followed by almost fifty years of microsurgical innovation (1). Despite the well-established success of microsurgery, the role of male reproductive tract reconstruction has been called into question because of the many advances made in assisted reproductive technology (ART).

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