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  • Blow Out

    An American term meaning rupture of the epididymis following vasectomy. Blow out is painless and can only be detected at operation. Blow out does not happen where granuloma is present. Otherwise the chances of blow out occurring increase (from zero) by 2 % per year after vasectomy.

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