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.
Preface Part I. Anatomy and Physiology of the Male Reproductive System: 1. Anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system Ray Costabile Part II. Evaluation: 2. History and physical examination of the infertile male Moshe Wald 3. Basic laboratory evaluation of the infertile male Marc Sigman 4. Genetic evaluation of male infertility Robert D. Oates 5. Auto-immunity to spermatazoa: its effect on male fertility, diagnosis and treatment Richard A. Bronson 6. Imaging of the male reproductive system Elias Kazam and J. Jacob Kazam 7. Testis biopsy John G. McGill and Robert E. Brannigan 8. Vasography Vairavan S. Subramanian and Edmund Sabanegh, Jr 9. Evaluation for ejaculatory duct obstruction Jonathan P. Jarow Part III. Treatment of Obstructive Azoospermia: 10. Vasovasotomy Peter N. Kolettis and Marc Goldstein 11. Vasoepididymostomy Matthew Roberts, Keith Jarvi and Peter Chan 12. Ejaculatory duct obstruction Paul J. Turek 13. Epididymal sperm aspiration Cigdem Tanrikut and Marc Goldstein Part IV. Ejaculatory Disorders: 14. Anejaculation Raymond Sultan, Laurent Vaucher, Alexander Bolyakov and Darius A. Paduch 15. Penile vibratory stimulation Nancy L. Brackett, Charles M. Lynne, Jens S?ksen and Dana A. Ohl 16. Treatment of ejaculatory dysfunction Dana A. Ohl, Susanne A. Quallich, Jens S?ksen, Nancy L. Brackett and Charles M. Lynne Part V. Varicocele, Hydrocele and Retractile Testes: 17. Varicocele Armand Zini and Jason M. Boman 18. Hydrocele Paul Tonkin and Jay Sandlow 19. Scrotal orchiopexy for adult retractile testis Marc Goldstein and Howard H. Kim Part VI. Non-Obstructive Azoospermia: 20. Non-obstructive azoospermia: evolution of clinical concepts and treatment Peter N. Schlegel Part VII. Non-surgical Treatments: 21. Specific medical therapy Rebecca Z. Sokol 22. Klinefelter's syndrome Elena Gimenez, Michael Herman, Laurent Vaucher, Alexander Bolyakov and Darius A. Paduch 23. Empirical and complementary treatment of male infertility Jeremy A. Davis and Ajay Nangia Part VIII. Sexual Disorders: 24. Male sexual dysfunction and infertility Raanan Tal and John P. Mulhall 25. The role of sex therapy for male infertility Michael A. Perelman and Elizabeth A. Grill Part IX. Assisted Reproduction for Male Infertility: 26. In-vitro fertilization Zev Williams, Hey-Joo Kang and Zev Rosenwaks 27. Intrauterine insemination Owen Davis 28. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection Queenie V. Neri, Robert Maggiulli, Devin Monahan, Eugene Ermolovich, Zev Rosenwaks and Gianpiero D. Palermo Part X. Other: 29. Male infertility and the environment: a plethora of associations based on a paucity of meaningful data Gary R. Klinefelter 30. Fertility issues in pediatric urology Yefim Sheynkin 31. Preservation of male fertility Kirk C. Lo and Matthew T. Roberts 32. Testis preserving surgery for testis tumor Cigdem Tanrikut and Marc Goldstein 33. Sperm cryopreservation Danielle L. Gilbert, Jennifer T. Anger and Bruce R. Gilbert 34. Microsurgical training, animal models and research Philip S. Li, Howard H. Kim and Marc Goldstein 35. Nursing considerations for the treatment of male infertility Sam Finkelberg, Peggy King, Joseph Kiper, Kim McGee and Kathleen Hart 36. Cost effectiveness of male infertility treatments Richard Lee, Philip S. Li and Peter N. Schlegel 37. Future of male infertility research and treatment Antoine A. Makhlouf and Craig S. Niederberger Index.