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Transrectal ultrasonography of infertile men.
Fertil Steril. 1993 Dec; 60(6):1035-9.FS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine normal transrectal ultrasonographic anatomy in young men and the frequency of abnormalities in the infertile population.

DESIGN

Transrectal ultrasonography was performed upon 30 fertile volunteers and 150 consecutive men referred for male factor infertility.

SETTING

A male fertility center.

RESULTS

Transrectal ultrasonography was normal in 60% of controls and 53% of infertile group. The frequency of hyperechoic lesions within the prostate was similar in controls (40%) and infertile men (39%). Müllerian duct cysts were present in 11% of the infertile men and none of the volunteers. Rectal exam was normal in all of the men.

CONCLUSIONS

Transrectal ultrasonography is more sensitive at detecting abnormalities of the seminal vesicles and prostate than rectal exam. Hyperechoic lesions within the prostate is frequently a normal finding. Müllerian duct cysts are more frequently observed in infertile men and may be a cause of ejaculatory duct obstruction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1094.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8243682

Citation

Jarow, J P.. "Transrectal Ultrasonography of Infertile Men." Fertility and Sterility, vol. 60, no. 6, 1993, pp. 1035-9.
Jarow JP. Transrectal ultrasonography of infertile men. Fertil Steril. 1993;60(6):1035-9.
Jarow, J. P. (1993). Transrectal ultrasonography of infertile men. Fertility and Sterility, 60(6), 1035-9.
Jarow JP. Transrectal Ultrasonography of Infertile Men. Fertil Steril. 1993;60(6):1035-9. PubMed PMID: 8243682.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Transrectal ultrasonography of infertile men. A1 - Jarow,J P, PY - 1993/12/1/pubmed PY - 1993/12/1/medline PY - 1993/12/1/entrez SP - 1035 EP - 9 JF - Fertility and sterility JO - Fertil Steril VL - 60 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine normal transrectal ultrasonographic anatomy in young men and the frequency of abnormalities in the infertile population. DESIGN: Transrectal ultrasonography was performed upon 30 fertile volunteers and 150 consecutive men referred for male factor infertility. SETTING: A male fertility center. RESULTS: Transrectal ultrasonography was normal in 60% of controls and 53% of infertile group. The frequency of hyperechoic lesions within the prostate was similar in controls (40%) and infertile men (39%). Müllerian duct cysts were present in 11% of the infertile men and none of the volunteers. Rectal exam was normal in all of the men. CONCLUSIONS: Transrectal ultrasonography is more sensitive at detecting abnormalities of the seminal vesicles and prostate than rectal exam. Hyperechoic lesions within the prostate is frequently a normal finding. Müllerian duct cysts are more frequently observed in infertile men and may be a cause of ejaculatory duct obstruction. SN - 0015-0282 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8243682/Transrectal_ultrasonography_of_infertile_men_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0015-0282(16)56406-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -