azoospermia

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azoospermia

[¦ā‚zō·ō′spər·mē·ə]
(physiology)
Absence of motile sperm in the semen.
Failure of formation and development of sperm.
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Which azoospermic men might need a diagnostic testis biopsy?
A constitutional complex chromosome rearrangement involving meiotic arrest in an azoospermic male: Case report.
Material and methods: Sixty-four azoospermic and 51 oligozoospermic patients with infertility and 70 healthy men who had a child naturally without assisted reproductive technology were included in this study.
Infertile men who weren't azoospermic, in contrast, exhibited a statistically insignificant increased cancer risk of only 1.
Onco-tese': Testicular Sperm Extraction in Azoospermic Cancer Patients before Chemotherapy--New Guidelines?
Microdeletions on the long arm of the Y chromosome are the most frequent genetic causes of azoospermia and have been reported in 5-10 per cent of infertile men and 6-16 per cent of azoospermic men (4).
With many azoospermic men, in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection has become the major reproductive treatment option if testicular sperm can be retrieved.
Men who were not azoospermic at the first follow-up semen analysis were instructed to return for further testing until they were azoospermic.
Upon discovering the husband to be azoospermic (having no spermatozoa in the semen) Pancoast arranged for the wife to be chloroformed under the pretext of undergoing a minor surgery and he then inseminated her with the sperm of the allegedly "best looking member" of his medical class.
In a recently published article, his group reported an abnormality rate of roughly 60% in embryos created from sperm of both obstructive and nonobstructive azoospermic men, even when their partners were very young (Hum.
Still, some experts fear there may be undiscovered problems in children born from the sperm of severely azoospermic men.