Pulmonary embolism following outpatient vasectomy

Frank E. Mott, Bilal Farooqi, Harry Moore

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Venous thromboembolic events have several known major risk factors such as prolonged immobilization or major surgery. Pulmonary embolism has rarely been reported after an outpatient vasectomy was completed. We present the rare case of a healthy 32-year-old Caucasian male with no known risk factors who presented with pleuritic chest pain 26 days after his outpatient vasectomy was performed. Subsequently, he was found to have a pulmonary embolism as per radiological imaging. We explore the association between outpatient vasectomies and venous thromboembolic events. A review of the literature is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thromboembolism risk factors
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Vasectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Urology


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