Testicular effects of vasectomy in rats: An ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study

Aydos K., Soygur T., Kupeli B., Unsal A. , Tolunay O., Erdem E., ...More

UROLOGY, vol.51, no.6, pp.1051-1056, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0090-4295(98)00100-9
  • Title of Journal : UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1051-1056


Objectives, The correlation between infertility and morphofunctional alterations following vasal occlusion is not clearly understood. Although a correlation has been found between the expression of a high titer of antisperm antibodies and the status of infertility, the relationship between the immunoglobulin (Ig) depositions in the testis and ultrastructural alterations of the peritubular structures has not been clearly established. The objective of this study is to explain the etiopathogenesis of diffuse and focal testicular lesions caused by vasal obstruction.