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Surgical and Medical Management of Male Infertility



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For many years, the focus of fertility research and treatment has been the female. In reality, at least half of all infertility cases have a male factor as a major or contributing cause. Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility have enabled pregnancies in cases where the male partner was previously considered to be untreatable or even sterile. With contributions from world-renowned experts, this comprehensive overview of male infertility covers anatomy, evaluation, treatment and prevention. The elucidation of the molecular genetics underpinning spermatogenesis and the development of new sperm function tests have increased our understanding of male infertility and led to new treatments which are discussed and evaluated. This volume presents the latest scientific developments in a clinically useful and practical format. The book is packaged with a high-quality surgical atlas on CD-ROM. This text will be valuable for urologists and reproductive endocrinologists at all levels.

Table of Contents

Anatomy and Physiology of the Male Reproductive System
Anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system
History and physical examination of the infertile male
Basic laboratory evaluation of the infertile male
Genetic evaluation of male infertility
Auto-immunity to spermatazoa: its effect on male fertility, diagnosis and treatment
Imaging of the male reproductive system
Testis biopsy
Evaluation for ejaculatory duct obstruction
Treatment of Obstructive Azoospermia
Ejaculatory duct obstruction
Epididymal sperm aspiration
Ejaculatory Disorders
Penile vibratory stimulation
Treatment of ejaculatory dysfunction
Varicocele, Hydrocele and Retractile Testes
Scrotal orchiopexy for adult retractile testis
Non-Obstructive Azoospermia
Non-obstructive azoospermia: evolution of clinical concepts and treatment
Non-surgical Treatments
Specific medical therapy
Klinefelter's syndrome
Empirical and complementary treatment of male infertility
Sexual Disorders
Male sexual dysfunction and infertility
The role of sex therapy for male infertility
Assisted Reproduction for Male Infertility
In-vitro fertilization
Intrauterine insemination
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
Male infertility and the environment: a plethora of associations based on a paucity of meaningful data
Fertility issues in pediatric urology
Preservation of male fertility
Testis preserving surgery for testis tumor
Sperm cryopreservation
Microsurgical training, animal models and research
Nursing considerations for the treatment of male infertility
Cost effectiveness of male infertility treatments
Future of male infertility research and treatment
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