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Evaluation and treatment of ejaculatory duct obstruction in infertile men.
Can J Urol. 2006 Feb; 13 Suppl 1:18-21.CJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The purpose of this review is to survey the growing literature on ejaculatory duct obstruction and to provide a comprehensive overview of the current trends in the diagnosis and management of patients with this disorder.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Review of current literature on ejaculatory duct obstruction.

RESULTS

Ejaculatory duct obstruction is a surgically treatable cause of male infertility. It is usually suspected in an infertile male who has low ejaculate semen volume but normal testicular size and normal secondary male sexual characteristics.

CONCLUSION

Transrectal ultrasonography is the initial investigation method used to visualize and locate the presence of a cyst or calcifications that may contribute to the obstruction. Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts represents the best treatment modality, resulting in marked improvement in the semen parameters and pregnancy rate in well selected cases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16526976

Citation

Heshmat, Samy, and Kirk C. Lo. "Evaluation and Treatment of Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction in Infertile Men." The Canadian Journal of Urology, vol. 13 Suppl 1, 2006, pp. 18-21.
Heshmat S, Lo KC. Evaluation and treatment of ejaculatory duct obstruction in infertile men. Can J Urol. 2006;13 Suppl 1:18-21.
Heshmat, S., & Lo, K. C. (2006). Evaluation and treatment of ejaculatory duct obstruction in infertile men. The Canadian Journal of Urology, 13 Suppl 1, 18-21.
Heshmat S, Lo KC. Evaluation and Treatment of Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction in Infertile Men. Can J Urol. 2006;13 Suppl 1:18-21. PubMed PMID: 16526976.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation and treatment of ejaculatory duct obstruction in infertile men. AU - Heshmat,Samy, AU - Lo,Kirk C, PY - 2006/3/11/pubmed PY - 2006/5/31/medline PY - 2006/3/11/entrez SP - 18 EP - 21 JF - The Canadian journal of urology JO - Can J Urol VL - 13 Suppl 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review is to survey the growing literature on ejaculatory duct obstruction and to provide a comprehensive overview of the current trends in the diagnosis and management of patients with this disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of current literature on ejaculatory duct obstruction. RESULTS: Ejaculatory duct obstruction is a surgically treatable cause of male infertility. It is usually suspected in an infertile male who has low ejaculate semen volume but normal testicular size and normal secondary male sexual characteristics. CONCLUSION: Transrectal ultrasonography is the initial investigation method used to visualize and locate the presence of a cyst or calcifications that may contribute to the obstruction. Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts represents the best treatment modality, resulting in marked improvement in the semen parameters and pregnancy rate in well selected cases. SN - 1195-9479 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16526976/Evaluation_and_treatment_of_ejaculatory_duct_obstruction_in_infertile_men_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/maleinfertility.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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