The prevalence of cystic abnormalities of the prostate involving the ejaculatory ducts as detected by transrectal ultrasound

Edward Kim, E. Onel, S. C. Honig, L. I. Lipshultz

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the prevalence of cystic lesions of the prostate involving the ejaculatory ducts using transrectal ultrasound (TRUS). Materials and methods: The prevalence of cystic lesions of the prostate involving the ejaculatory ducts was determined in a prostate cancer screening group and also in an 'at risk' population of men with infertility. Results: Cystic lesions of the prostate involving the ejaculatory ducts as detected by TRUS were detected in 5.0% (20 of 400 consecutive men) in a prostate cancer screening population. In contrast, these abnormalities were present in 17.0% (23/135) of the 'at risk' infertile men who had TRUS performed. Conclusions: This is the largest series to date defining the prevalence of TRUS-identified cystic lesions of the prostate in a non-infertility population. While cystic lesions of the prostate involving the ejaculatory duct are uncommon in an otherwise healthy and fertile male, their prevalence increases in infertile men whose examination and semen analyses make them 'at risk' for having ductal obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-652
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Urology and Nephrology
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

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Ejaculatory Ducts
Prostate
Early Detection of Cancer
Prostatic Neoplasms
Semen Analysis
Infertility
Population

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  • Urology

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The prevalence of cystic abnormalities of the prostate involving the ejaculatory ducts as detected by transrectal ultrasound. / Kim, Edward; Onel, E.; Honig, S. C.; Lipshultz, L. I.

In: International Urology and Nephrology, Vol. 29, No. 6, 01.12.1997, p. 647-652.

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