The Association between Serum Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Levels and the Success of Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction in Patients with Azoospermia

Yildirim M. E., Koc A., Kaygusuz I. C., Badern H., Karatas O. F., Cimentepe E., ...More

UROLOGY JOURNAL, vol.11, no.4, pp.1825-1828, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1825-1828
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To evaluate the predictive power of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone, testicular biopsy histology and male age were evaluated with respect to the success of sperm retrieval in a microdissection testicular sperm extraction (microTESE) procedure, pregnancy and live birth rates.