Laparoscopic Spermatic Vein Ligation in Dogs

Lawrence W. Klee, C. Gilberto Brito, Richard Bihrle, R. Gerald Dreesen, David F. Canal, Richard Foster

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Laparoscopic isolation, ligation, and division of spermatic veins was performed in dogs as a feasibility study. The procedure was successful bilaterally in four adult animals. Successful ligation was confirmed by postoperative laparotomy or by venography. This procedure was simple to perform but was associated with a significant learning curve, as reflected by the operative times, which steadily decreased to less than 15 minutes per side in the final dog. There were no complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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