vasoligation

Ligation of the vas deferens, usually after its division.

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va·so·li·ga·tion .vā-zō-lī-'gā-shən n surgical ligation of a vessel and esp. of the vas deferens

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n.
the surgical tying of the vas deferens (the duct conveying sperm from the testis). This is performed to prevent infection spreading from the urinary tract and causing recurrent epididymitis. It is sometimes performed at the same time as prostatectomy to prevent the complication of epididymitis in the postoperative period.

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vaso·li·ga·tion (va″zo-) (vas″o-li-gaґshən) ligation of the ductus (vas) deferens.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • vasoligation — /vas oh luy gay sheuhn, vay zoh /, n. Surg. ligation of the vas deferens. Also, vasoligature. [VASO + LIGATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • vasoligation — n. ligation of a duct (especially the vas deferens) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vasoligation — vaso·ligation …   English syllables

  • vasoligation — n. the surgical tying of the vas deferens (the duct conveying sperm from the testis). This is performed to prevent infection spreading from the urinary tract and causing recurrent epididymitis. It is sometimes performed at the same time as… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vasoligation — “+ noun Etymology: vas + ligation : surgical ligation of a vessel and especially of the vas deferens * * * /vas oh luy gay sheuhn, vay zoh /, n. Surg. ligation of the vas deferens. Also, vasoligature. [VASO + LIGATION] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • vasoligate — See vasoligation. * * * …   Universalium

  • vasoligature — /vas oh lig euh cheuhr, choor , vay zoh /, n. Surg. vasoligation. [VASO + LIGATURE] * * * …   Universalium

  • vasoligature — /vas oh lig euh cheuhr, choor , vay zoh /, n. Surg. vasoligation. [VASO + LIGATURE] …   Useful english dictionary

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