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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-104

A simple non-invasive method of spermatozoa retrieval from the bladder (SPERB) in patients with retrograde ejaculation


Department of Andrology and Reproductive Medicine, Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital, Chettinad Academy of Research & Education, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Padur, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
S Sowbarnika
Department of Andrology and Reproductive Medicine, Chettinad Super Speciality Hospital, Chettinad Academy of Research & Education, Kelambakkam, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai – 603103
India
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DOI: 10.4103/fsr.fsr_21_22

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Retrograde ejaculation is very commonly seen in men presenting with aspermia. Despite having normal spermatogenesis, these men present with infertility as the ejaculate is retrograded into the urinary bladder, due to various causes. Diagnosing this condition involves thorough history taking followed by examination of post-masturbatory/coital urine. Retrieval of spermatozoa from the bladder maintaining its vitality is crucial in providing fertility treatment. Various methods employed in retrieving motile spermatozoa from the bladder in literature is either invasive or cumbersome causing inconvenience to the couple. Here, a simple and non-invasive spermatozoa retrieval from the bladder (SPERB) technique is described in detail. Case report of the couple who conceived using spermatozoa retrieved by this method is discussed.


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