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The ram is restrained in a reclining cradle for a vasectomy.
Smith MC (2006)
Midscrotal approach for vasectomy. The vas deferens is exteriorized and ligated twice and a piece will be removed. The tail of the epididymis was left intact.
A previous vasectomy by ligation of the vas deferens above the testis has caused accumulation of semen or pus in the tail of the epididymis.
Previous vasectomy above the testis has resulted in accumulation of sperm and possibly infection of the tail of the epididymis.
A cranial midscrotal approach for vasectomy uses a single midline skin incision. The tunic on each side is then incised and a section of vas deferens grasped and exteriorized.
Isolated vas deferens is ready for ligation and resection. Midscrotal approach.
Grasping the ligated vas deferens in preparation for excising a segment.
The cremaster muscle is on the left, the vas deferens is isolated with a pair of hemostats, and the pampiniform plexus is on the right, in this picture.
Pugh DG (2007)
Smear of the ejaculate after vasectomy. Numerous spermatozoa were still present in the distal portions of the vasa deferentia.
Smith MC (2010)
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