Korean J Urol.  1991 Dec;32(6):998-1002.

A study on the occurrence of circulating antisperm antibodies in patients with testicular rupture

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  • 1Department of Urology, Chung Buk National University, Cheongju and Cheil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Immunologic factors including antisperm antibodies play a significant role in pathogenesis of 10-20% of unexplained infertility cases. and any event or circumstance that would breach the blood-testis barrier may result in the formation of antisperm antibodies. Using an immunobead test we studied the occurrence of circulating antisperm antibodies in twelve patients who had undergone surgical treatment for testicular rupture due to blunt scrotal trauma. On the follow-up ranging from 6 to 14 months after surgical treatment only one patient was found to have circulating antisperm antibodies but his semen remained normal in spite of the presence of circulating antisperm antibodies.

Keyword

testicular rupture; circulating antisperm antibody

MeSH Terms

Antibodies*
Blood-Testis Barrier
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Immunologic Factors
Infertility
Rupture*
Semen
Antibodies
Immunologic Factors
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