Indian Journal of Urology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 156--158

A study of the hypo-osmotic swelling test of spermatozoa in both fertile and infertile male subjects and its relationship with the standard spermiogram


Kingshuk Majumdar, Gita Rajagopalan, A Bupathy 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondichery, India

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Objective: To compare the hypo-osmotic swelling test (HOST) of spermatozoa with the standard spermiogram in both fertile and infertile male subjects. Materials and Methods: The HOST was performed on 50 men of proven fertility and 51 infertile men. The results from both the groups were compared with the standard spermiogram. Study Design: Prospective case-control study. Analysis: The statistical analysis was done using the Karl Pearsons coefficient of correlation. Results: The HOST values were higher in the fertile group. The correlation between hypo-osmotic swelling and semen variables was higher in the infertile group than in the fertile group. 2 patients in the infertile group with greater than 50% hypo-osmotic swelling got their spouses pregnant during the study period. Conclusion: The HOST is inexpensive, easy to per­forrn and can be used to evaluate sperm tail function. It can also be used to predict the fertilizing potential of the semen sample.


How to cite this article:
Majumdar K, Rajagopalan G, Bupathy A. A study of the hypo-osmotic swelling test of spermatozoa in both fertile and infertile male subjects and its relationship with the standard spermiogram.Indian J Urol 2001;17:156-158


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Majumdar K, Rajagopalan G, Bupathy A. A study of the hypo-osmotic swelling test of spermatozoa in both fertile and infertile male subjects and its relationship with the standard spermiogram. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Sep 17 ];17:156-158
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