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Role of fine needle aspirate mapping and touch imprint preparations in the evaluation of azoospermia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15913198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and touch imprint cytology (TIC) in the evaluation of azoospermia.
STUDY DESIGN: FNAC, TIC and open testicular biopsy (OTB) were used to evaluate 31 azoospermic men.
RESULTS: OTB revealed normal spermatogenesis (10), spermatogenic arrest (12), Sertoli cell only syndrome (SCO) (7) and unsatisfactory cases (2). Cytologic examinations (TIC vs. FNAC) revealed normal spermatogenesis (11 vs. 9), spermatogenic arrest (13 vs. 7), SCO (2 vs. 1) and unsatisfactory cases (5 vs. 5). Sensitivity and specificity of TIC and FNAC were 98% vs. 83% and 100% vs. 93%, respectively.
CONCLUSION: Testicular FNAC is a reliable and simple method for the evaluation of azoospermia.
Mahmoud R Hussein; Mohammad M A Bedaiwy; Alae Ezat; Abdul Fatah Ibraheem; Mahmoud Nayel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Analytical and quantitative cytology and histology / the International Academy of Cytology [and] American Society of Cytology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0884-6812     ISO Abbreviation:  Anal. Quant. Cytol. Histol.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-25     Completed Date:  2005-08-11     Revised Date:  2014-11-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506819     Medline TA:  Anal Quant Cytol Histol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Fine-Needle / methods*,  standards
Histocytological Preparation Techniques
Oligospermia / pathology*

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