Obstructive Azoospermia in a Patient with VATER Association


VATER association was first described in 1968 by Say and Gerald and is an association of congenital anomalies including V (vertebral defect), A (anal atresia), TE (tracheoesophegeal fistula), and R (radial dysplasia and renal defects). This report described a 26 year-old man with VATER association presented with infertility. Hormone tests including follicular stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone and testosterone were normal. Semen analysis showed azoospermia. A testicular biopsy was performed and showed the presence of all of germinative components, germ cell sloughing, and mild hypospermatogenesis. The findings were compatible with obstructive azoospermia. No evidence of intratubular germ cell neoplasia unclassified was identified.

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Z. Bing, "Obstructive Azoospermia in a Patient with VATER Association," Open Journal of Pathology, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 159-161. doi: 10.4236/ojpathology.2012.24030.

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