PMID: 709065Oct 1, 1978Paper

Can follicle stimulating hormone estimation replace testicular biopsy in the diagnosis of obstructive azoospermia?

British Journal of Urology
T B Hargreave, A M Jequier

Abstract

Sixty azoospermic men were investigated by means of testicular biopsy and estimation of serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels. High FSH levels when associated with small testes indicated severe testicular damage. We suggest that these findings offer sufficient evidence to regard such patients as infertile and that further investigation is unnecessary. In men with normal FSH levels testicular biopsy is still necessary for accurate diagnosis; in practice this may often be done at the same time as epididymovasostomy.

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