Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction: Current Diagnosis and Treatment.
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.
Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Fertility Center, 55 Fruit Street, YAW 10A, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Current urology reports
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23733548
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11934-013-0340-y
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