Clinical and radiological evaluation of ejaculatory duct obstruction


ONUR M. R. , Orhan Y., Fyrdollap F., ONUR A. R. , Kocakoc E.

ARCHIVES OF ANDROLOGY, vol.53, no.4, pp.179-186, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01485010701426448
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF ANDROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-186
  • Keywords: ejaculatory duct obstruction, infertility, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, SEMINAL-VESICLE ASPIRATION, TRANSRECTAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY, TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION, SUBFERTILE MALES, INFERTILE MEN, DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT, PARAMETERS, ETIOLOGY, CYST

Abstract

Ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO) is a rare but surgically correctable cause of male infertility. With the advent and increased use of transrectal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging, abnormalities of the ejaculatory duct (ED) related to infertility have been diagnosed more frequently. Recently, with the increased awareness of functional obstruction of ED, reports have been focusing on the diagnosis of partial or functional EDO. We present 2 review of the ED pathologies, imaging modalities and treatment options.