Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 Mar 30(3):CD004112. Epub 2014 Mar 30.
Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, Box 4345, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, 8140.
Background: Currently, the two most common surgical techniques for approaching the vas during vasectomy are the incisional method and the no-scalpel technique. Whereas the conventional incisional technique involves the use of a scalpel to make one or two incisions, the no-scalpel technique uses a sharp-pointed, forceps-like instrument to puncture the skin. The no-scalpel technique aims to reduce adverse events, especially bleeding, bruising, hematoma, infection and pain and to shorten the operating time. Read More