Acta Medica Iranica 1993. 31(1-4):43-44.

ANTISPERM ANTIBODIES IN VASOVASOSTOMY
Gholamreza Pourmand, & Firouzeh Akbari

Abstract


Two hundred and forty patients, who had undergone vasectomy from 1977 to 1985 and subsequent vasovasostomy ,were studied for the presence of sperm-specific antibodies by using the Kibrick's gelatin agglutination test. The number of successful pregnancies and the presence of agglutination were also considered in this survey. Sixty-nine pregnancies occurred in total and agglutination was present in 49% out of 51% positive specimens by the Kibrick Test.
The average sperm motility was slightly higher in the negative Kibrick group than in the positive Kibrick group. The obtained data indicated that there seems to be a relationship between the increased titers and percentage of agglutination in semen samples.

Keywords


Kibrick Test, Reversal vasovasostomy, Vasectomy,

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