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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 392-395

Reproductive tract tuberculosis and male infertility


Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajeev Kumar
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.42624

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Infertility is an uncommon manifestation of genitourinary tract tuberculosis. Anatomic obstruction by granulomas or distortion of the normal anatomy by fibrosis surrounding the reproductive tract structures is the commonest cause of infertility. The diagnosis is usually based on a suggestive history along with evidence of granulomatous infection on a tissue sample. The management depends on the site of obstruction and surgery is usually helpful only in cases with discrete ejaculatory duct obstruction. However, most other patients are candidates for in-vitro fertilization and have a prognosis similar to that in men with other causes of obstructive azoospermia.


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