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Tubal transport of spermatozoa does not appear to be dependent on normal cilia function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17548080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a woman with Kartagener's syndrome with complete immotility of ciliae and normal transport of spermatozoa. DESIGN: Case report. PATIENTS: A 31-year-old woman with Kartagener's syndrome. SETTING: Medical university-affiliated teaching hospital. INTERVENTION(S): Ultrasonography, hysterosalpingoscintigraphy using technetium-99m-labeled macroaggregates of human serum albumin, application of oxytocin. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Dynamic anteroposterior scintigraphy using a gamma camera. RESULT(S): The transport of labeled macrospheres through the fallopian tube into the peritoneal cavity on the side of the leading follicle, compared to the contralateral oviduct where the labeled material may have accumulated within the fallopian tube, is similar to those reported in normal fertile women. CONCLUSION(S): Transport of spermatozoa is not dependent on normal ciliary function.
Authors:
Helmut W Ott; Kristin Schmiedehausen; Sonja Kat; Helge Binder; Christian Gall; Torsten Kuwert; Dirk Heute; Irene Virgolini; Ludwig Wildt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-09     Completed Date:  2007-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1437.e17-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Clinical Division of Gynecologic Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria. helmut.ott@uibk.ac.at
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cilia / physiology
Fallopian Tube Patency Tests / methods
Fallopian Tubes / physiology*
Female
Humans
Kartagener Syndrome / diagnosis,  pathology,  physiopathology
Male
Spermatozoa / pathology,  physiology*

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