Obstructive azoospermia caused by low ligation of varicocele: A case report

Jun Hagiuda, Hiromichi Ishikawa, Masayuki Hagiwara, Hidaka Kono, Ken Nakagawa, Mototsugu Oya

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Varicocele is commonly observed in male partners of infertile couples. The surgical ligation of varicoceles under microscopy can be safely performed by a skilled andrologist with most patients subsequently experiencing an improvement in semen quality. This is the first case in which obstructive azoospermia occurred after high inguinal varicocelectomy. The vas deferens was disrupted near the internal inguinal ring by fibrous tissue. A vasovasostomy was performed and semen parameters subsequently recovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalSystems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017 Aug 5


  • Low ligation
  • obstructive azoospermia
  • varicocelectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urology

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