Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction: Current Diagnosis and Treatment.

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Summary of "Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction: Current Diagnosis and Treatment."

Ejaculatory duct obstruction is an infrequent cause of obstructive azoospermia, occurring in up to 5 % of such patients. However, it is potentially correctable and warrants consideration in the differential diagnosis of the patient presenting for infertility evaluation. This review provides an overview of ejaculatory duct obstruction: its various etiologies, presentation, and associated clinical assessment. It includes a description of diagnostic imaging and interventional studies available to the practicing urologist and concludes with a discussion of current endoscopic management.

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Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Fertility Center, 55 Fruit Street, YAW 10A, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.

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Name: Current urology reports
ISSN: 1534-6285
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