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Recanalization of azoospermia due to a Mullerian duct cyst by Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Franco Gaboardi; Andrea Bozzola; Tiziano Zago; Gildo Maria Gulfi; Luigi Galli
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Paper Abstract

The Nd:YAG laser treatment of a 32-year-old man affected by azoospermia is presented. Preoperative evaluations showed fructose absence in the ejaculate and transrectal echothomography showed bilateral seminal vesicles dilatation. Before the surgical procedure a transperineal vesicledeferentography echographycally guided was carried out. The exam showed the absence of ejaculatory duct and the presence of cystic dilatation in which both seminal vesicles joined. During the exam a mixture of contrast medium and methylen blue was injected into the seminal vesicles. Later, transurethrally and by means of a sapphire contact tip, a new channel, over the veru montanum, was created by a Nd:YAG laser irradiation (25 Watts/2 seconds). The irradiation was carried out until an efflow of seminal material mixed with blue came out through the new channel. Ten months later the patient has 32.106/ml spermatozoa with good quality of semen analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1421, Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43911
Show Author Affiliations
Franco Gaboardi, Fatebenefratelli Hospital (Italy)
Andrea Bozzola, Fatebenefratelli Hospital (Italy)
Tiziano Zago, Fatebenefratelli Hospital (Italy)
Gildo Maria Gulfi, Fatebenefratelli Hospital (Italy)
Luigi Galli, Fatebenefratelli Hospital (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1421:
Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery
Graham M. Watson; Rudolf W. Steiner; Joseph J. Pietrafitta, Editor(s)

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