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Transrectal ultrasound and partial ejaculatory duct obstruction in male infertility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1580037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Partial ejaculatory duct obstruction, due to either a congenital or an acquired cyst or ejaculatory duct stenosis secondary to calcification, chronic inflammation, can produce a wide spectrum of seminal fluid abnormalities. Sperm density may range from azoospermia to normospermia while ejaculate volume can be low to normal. Sperm motility is consistently diminished (less than 30%). We have treated 2 patients with ejaculatory duct stenosis whose diagnosis was accurately made with transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS). We now suggest that TRUS be used when there is a low semen volume (less than 1.0 cc), or low motility (less than 30%), or oligospermia (less than 20 million sperm/mL), and normal findings on physical examination with normal serum gonadotropin values in the absence of any other explanation.
Authors:
D K Hellerstein; R B Meacham; L I Lipshultz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0090-4295     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-09     Completed Date:  1992-06-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Calcinosis / complications,  ultrasonography
Constriction, Pathologic / complications,  ultrasonography
Cysts / complications,  ultrasonography*
Ejaculatory Ducts / ultrasonography*
Humans
Infertility, Male / etiology*
Male

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