Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts for treating ejaculatory symptoms.
OBJECTIVES: To report our experience with transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts (TURED) in infertile men with symptomatic ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Before surgery, all patients complained of a decrease in the volume of their ejaculate, 14 of 15 had a non-projectile ejaculation, nine had a genitourinary infection necessitating antibiotic treatment, and five had pain with orgasm. The mean ejaculate volume and total motile sperm count was 1.1 mL and 8.1 million sperm per ejaculate. After surgery, at a mean follow-up of 2 months, 10 men reported having projectile ejaculation, and eight reported a marked improvement in their sensation of orgasm. Overall, 14 men reported a subjective improvement in their ejaculation. The average postoperative ejaculate volume was 2.3 mL and the total motile sperm count was 38.1 million per ejaculate.
CONCLUSIONS: Men with symptomatic EDO who underwent TURED showed improvements in their ejaculation, sensation of orgasm, semen analysis values and fertility.
Published In/Presented At
Johnson, C. W., Bingham, J. B., Goluboff, E. T., & Fisch, H. (2005). Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory ducts for treating ejaculatory symptoms. BJU international, 95(1), 117–119. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2004.05261.x
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine