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Transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy using a 6F vesiculoscope for ejaculatory duct obstruction: initial experience.
J Androl. 2012 Jul-Aug; 33(4):637-43.JA

Abstract

Ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO) is a surgically correctable condition that occurs in some infertile men. The standard therapy is transurethral resection of ejaculatory ducts (TURED). However, TURED has been associated with a high risk of complications, including the impairment of semen parameters and retrograde ejaculation. In our clinical practice, vesiculoscopy has demonstrated potential as a minimally invasive alternative technique for the diagnosis and treatment of EDO. Very few studies have examined transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy (TRU-SVS) in recent years, and no study has examined 6F vesiculoscopes. Therefore, we performed a retrospective study of TRU-SVS using a 6F vesiculoscope and its effect on the diagnosis and treatment of EDO. A total of 21 patients who underwent this procedure were included in the study. The mean patient age was 28.8 years (range, 23-36 years). The procedure was completed successfully in all patients within a mean time of 31.5 minutes and a mean hospital stay of 1.17 days. All patients had EDO. Calculi were found in the ejaculatory ducts or in the seminal vesicles of 5 patients. Sperm was detected in 11 patients 1-3 months postsurgery and in another 8 patients 3-12 months postsurgery. No sperm was detected in the remaining 2 patients by 12 months postsurgery. Epididymitis, retrograde ejaculation, urinary incontinence, and rectal injury were not observed. These data indicate that TRU-SVS using a 6F vesiculoscope affords direct access to the seminal vesicle and offers the advantages of fewer complications and more optimal sperm recovery as well as direct, dynamic video imaging.

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Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military University, Shanghai, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22096085

Citation

Wang, Haifeng, et al. "Transurethral Seminal Vesiculoscopy Using a 6F Vesiculoscope for Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction: Initial Experience." Journal of Andrology, vol. 33, no. 4, 2012, pp. 637-43.
Wang H, Ye H, Xu C, et al. Transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy using a 6F vesiculoscope for ejaculatory duct obstruction: initial experience. J Androl. 2012;33(4):637-43.
Wang, H., Ye, H., Xu, C., Liu, Z., Gao, X., Hou, J., Wang, L., Piao, S., & Sun, Y. (2012). Transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy using a 6F vesiculoscope for ejaculatory duct obstruction: initial experience. Journal of Andrology, 33(4), 637-43. https://doi.org/10.2164/jandrol.111.013912
Wang H, et al. Transurethral Seminal Vesiculoscopy Using a 6F Vesiculoscope for Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction: Initial Experience. J Androl. 2012 Jul-Aug;33(4):637-43. PubMed PMID: 22096085.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy using a 6F vesiculoscope for ejaculatory duct obstruction: initial experience. AU - Wang,Haifeng, AU - Ye,Huamao, AU - Xu,Chuanliang, AU - Liu,Zhiyong, AU - Gao,Xu, AU - Hou,Jianguo, AU - Wang,Lei, AU - Piao,Shuguang, AU - Sun,Yinghao, Y1 - 2011/11/17/ PY - 2011/11/19/entrez PY - 2011/11/19/pubmed PY - 2012/12/10/medline SP - 637 EP - 43 JF - Journal of andrology JO - J Androl VL - 33 IS - 4 N2 - Ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO) is a surgically correctable condition that occurs in some infertile men. The standard therapy is transurethral resection of ejaculatory ducts (TURED). However, TURED has been associated with a high risk of complications, including the impairment of semen parameters and retrograde ejaculation. In our clinical practice, vesiculoscopy has demonstrated potential as a minimally invasive alternative technique for the diagnosis and treatment of EDO. Very few studies have examined transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy (TRU-SVS) in recent years, and no study has examined 6F vesiculoscopes. Therefore, we performed a retrospective study of TRU-SVS using a 6F vesiculoscope and its effect on the diagnosis and treatment of EDO. A total of 21 patients who underwent this procedure were included in the study. The mean patient age was 28.8 years (range, 23-36 years). The procedure was completed successfully in all patients within a mean time of 31.5 minutes and a mean hospital stay of 1.17 days. All patients had EDO. Calculi were found in the ejaculatory ducts or in the seminal vesicles of 5 patients. Sperm was detected in 11 patients 1-3 months postsurgery and in another 8 patients 3-12 months postsurgery. No sperm was detected in the remaining 2 patients by 12 months postsurgery. Epididymitis, retrograde ejaculation, urinary incontinence, and rectal injury were not observed. These data indicate that TRU-SVS using a 6F vesiculoscope affords direct access to the seminal vesicle and offers the advantages of fewer complications and more optimal sperm recovery as well as direct, dynamic video imaging. SN - 1939-4640 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22096085/Transurethral_seminal_vesiculoscopy_using_a_6F_vesiculoscope_for_ejaculatory_duct_obstruction:_initial_experience_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/endoscopy.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -