Transurethral deroofing of midline prostatic cyst for subfertile men
We evaluated the efficacy of transurethral deroofing of a midline prostatic cyst in subfertile men with one or more of the following semen abnormalities: decreased ejaculatory volume, decreased sperm motility and oligo- or azoospermia. Results from treatment of a series of 11 subfertile men with a midline prostatic cyst by transurethral deroofing of the cyst are presented. Five patients showed an improvement of seminal volume. Only one patient demonstrated an improvement of sperm count. Sperm motility was not influenced. No relationship was found between positive outcome following operation and either size of the cyst or dilatation of the seminal vesicles. Spontaneous pregnancies did not occur after transurethral deroofing of the midline prostatic cyst. In conclusion, our study suggests a poor efficacy of transurethral deroofing of a midline prostatic cyst in subfertile men with the above mentioned semen abnormalities.
|Keywords||*Urethra, Adult, Cysts/complications/*surgery, Ejaculation, Female, Humans, Infertility, Male/*etiology/therapy, Male, Oligospermia/etiology/therapy, Pregnancy, Prostatic Diseases/complications/*surgery, Sperm Count, Sperm Motility, Treatment Outcome|
Cornel, E.B., Dohle, G.R., & Meuleman, E.J.. (1999). Transurethral deroofing of midline prostatic cyst for subfertile men. Human Reproduction. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/9156