Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital
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Microscopic VEA

Microscopic VEA


Andrology, a superspecialty section at the hospital, deals with the treatment of male patients for infertility and sexual dysfuntions.The hospital has a separate wing with exclusive theatres,a laboratory with facilities for assisted reproduction (IUI, IVF, and ICSI), Rigiscan, ultrasonography facilities, an operative microscope and is supported by highly skilled technical experts.




What is it?

VEA – Vaso Epididymal Anastomosis – is a treatment for men with obstructive azoospermia.

Some men have normal sperm production but have a block in their epididymis (the tube that carries sperm) and hence have no sperm in their semen.This block can be bypassed surgically so that sperm can be ejaculated.The epididymal tube is only 1/4th of a mm in diameter. Hence, to operate on it requires an operating microscope that magnifies the tubeby up to 25 times.

VEA is a highly specialized procedure and has a success rate of around 50%

Microscopic photo showing dilated loops of the obstructed epididymal ductule

Microscopic photo showing anastomosis in progress. The very thin and flimsy epididymal ductile is to the left and has been stained with methylene blue to make it more visible.