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Predictive factors of successful microdissection testicular sperm extraction

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Title
Predictive factors of successful microdissection testicular sperm extraction
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Basic and Clinical Andrology, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/2051-4190-23-5
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Aaron M Bernie, Ranjith Ramasamy, Peter N Schlegel

Abstract

Azoospermia in men requires microsurgical reconstruction or a procedure for sperm retrieval with assisted reproduction to allow fertility. While the chance of successful retrieval of sperm in men with obstructive azoospermia approaches >90%, the chances of sperm retrieval in men with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) are not as high. Conventional procedures such as fine needle aspiration of the testis, testicular biopsy and testicular sperm extraction are successful in 20-45% of men with NOA. With microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE), the chance of successful retrieval can be up to 60%. Despite this increased success, the ability to counsel patients preoperatively on their probability of successful sperm retrieval has remained challenging. A combination of variables such as age, serum FSH and inhibin B levels, testicular size, genetic analysis, history of Klinefelter syndrome, history of cryptorchidism or varicocele and histopathology on diagnostic biopsy have provided some insight into the chance of successful sperm retrieval in men with NOA. The goal of this review was to evaluate the preoperative factors that are currently available to predict the outcome for success with micro-TESE.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Master 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Other 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Other 12 23%
Unknown 11 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 48%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 12%
Engineering 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Unknown 18 35%

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