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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551604/abdominoscrotal-hydrocele-in-an-infant-boy
#1
Eliana Costantino, George S Ganesan, J Chadwick Plaire
Abdominoscrotal hydrocele (ASH) is the rarest type of hydrocele. This condition is characterised by a large abdominal and scrotal component connected by an isthmus within the inguinal canal. The incidence among the paediatric population is reported to be less than 3%, although it might be underdiagnosed. Several theories have been proposed in the literature but the aetiology of ASH remains unknown. Diagnosis can be made clinically and confirmed by ultrasound. Spontaneous resolution is rare and long-standing ASH may lead to complications, thus early surgical intervention is recommended...
May 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541268/scrotal-ultrasonic-features-of-congenital-bilateral-absence-of-vas-deferens
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Jun Liu, Zhiqian Wang, MingYang Zhou, Min Li, Weiwei Zhan
OBJECTIVE: This article discusses scrotal ultrasonic features of patients with a congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD). METHODS: Thirty-six patients with CBAVD were examined to obtain image characteristics of the bilateral testicle and epididymis by ultrasound. Each patient received a pathological examination of the sperm by percutaneous epididymal biopsy. RESULTS: Scrotal ultrasonic features were as follows: (1) testicular volumes were normal in all the 36 patients; (2) 21% (15/72) of the heads of epididymis, 67% (48/72) of the heads and bodies of epididymis, and 12% (9/72) of the heads, bodies, and tails of epididymis could be shown in the 72 epididymides of the 36 patients; (3) cystic or tubular dilation of the epididymis was obvious in all 72 abnormal epididymides; and (4) bilateral vas deferens could not be found in these patients...
June 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514260/differential-diagnostic-value-of-obstructive-and-nonobstructive-azoospermia-by-scrotal-ultrasound
#3
Jun Liu, Zhiqian Wang, Min Li, Mingyang Zhou, Weiwei Zhan
Our objective was to assess the differential diagnostic value of classification of obstructive versus nonobstructive azoospermia by scrotal ultrasound. Forty patients with azoospermia were selected for our study (ages, 23-35; average, 29 ± 5.34 years). Patients were divided into the obstructive (17) or nonobstructive (23) azoospermia category. Twenty "healthy" volunteers were selected for the control group. We observed the testis, epididymis, and vas deferens in all subjects. Testicular volumes were calculated and compared with the control group for both obstructive and nonobstructive groups...
May 16, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502630/new-opioid-receptor-antagonist-naltrexone-14-o-sulfate-synthesis-and-pharmacology
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Ferenc Zádor, Kornél Király, András Váradi, Mihály Balogh, Ágnes Fehér, Dóra Kocsis, Anna I Erdei, Erzsébet Lackó, Zoltán S Zádori, Sándor Hosztafi, Béla Noszál, Pál Riba, Sándor Benyhe, Susanna Fürst, Mahmoud Al-Khrasani
Opioid antagonists, naloxone and naltrexone have long been used in clinical practice and research. In addition to their low selectivity, they easily pass through the blood-brain barrier. Quaternization of the amine group in these molecules, (e.g. methylnaltrexone) results in negligible CNS penetration. In addition, zwitterionic compounds have been reported to have limited CNS access. The current study, for the first time gives report on the synthesis and the in vitro [competition binding, G-protein activation, isolated mouse vas deferens (MVD) and mouse colon assay] pharmacology of the zwitterionic compound, naltrexone-14-O-sulfate...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501111/laparoscopic-dissection-and-division-of-distal-fistula-in-boys-with-rectourethral-fistula
#5
Chen Wang, Mei Diao, Long Li, Shuli Liu, Zheng Chen, Xu Li, Wei Cheng
BACKGROUND: Congenital rectourethral fistula (RUF) is the most common form of anorectal malformations found in boys. The aim of this study is to review our experience with dissection and division of distal fistula using laparoscopic surgery in the management of RUF, especially rectourethral bulbar fistula. METHODS: One hundred and two consecutive boys with congenital RUF who underwent conventional or single-incision laparoscopic surgery between July 2008 and June 2015 were enrolled in the study...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479781/polyorchidism-unilateral-one-atrophic-undescended-double-testicles
#6
Mehmet Balasar, Mehmet Giray Sönmez, Pembe Oltulu, Abdülkadir Kandemir, Mehmet Kılıç, Yunus Emre Göğer, Mehmet Mesut Pişkin
Polyorchidism is a very rare genitourinary anomaly defined with the presence of more than two testicles. Polyorchidism is associated up to 40% with undescended testicles. The present report is about an incidentally detected triorchidism case with unilateral, one atrophic undescended double testicles. A 4-year-old child, diagnosed with undescended left testicle revealed during orchiopexy polyorchidism with distinct epididymis and vas deferens. Whereas one of the testicles was in regular size; the other two were atrophic...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450692/the-ethyl-acetate-fraction-of-a-methanolic-extract-of-unripe-noni-morinda-citrifolia-linn-fruit-exhibits-a-biphasic-effect-on-the-dopaminergic-system-in-mice
#7
Vijayapandi Pandy, Megala Narasingam, Kamini Vijeepallam, Syam Mohan, Vasudevan Mani, Zahurin Mohamed
In earlier ex vivo studies, we reported the biphasic effect of a methanolic extract of unripe Morinda citrifolia fruit (MMC) on dopamine-induced contractility in isolated rat vas deferens preparations. The present in vivo study was designed and undertaken to further explore our earlier ex vivo findings. This study examined the effect of the ethyl acetate fraction of a methanolic extract of unripe Morinda citrifolia Linn. fruit (EA-MMC; 5-100 mg/kg, p.o.) on the dopaminergic system using mouse models of apomorphine-induced climbing time and climbing behavior, methamphetamine-induced stereotypy (sniffing, biting, gnawing, and licking) and haloperidol-induced catalepsy using the bar test...
April 26, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417005/reversibility-of-vasalgel%C3%A2-male-contraceptive-in-a-rabbit-model
#8
Donald Waller, David Bolick, Elaine Lissner, Christopher Premanandan, Gary Gamerman
BACKGROUND: Development of a non-hormonal long-acting reversible contraceptive for men could have a significant impact on reducing unintended pregnancies. Vasalgel™ is a high molecular weight polymer consisting of styrene-alt-maleic acid (SMA) dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide being developed as a reversible male contraceptive device. It forms a hydrogel when implanted into the vasa deferentia, which prevents the passage of sperm. Previous studies in the rabbit have proven its efficacy, durability and rapid onset...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384430/low-doses-of-bisphenol-a-can-impair-postnatal-testicular-development-directly-without-affecting-hormonal-or-oxidative-stress-levels
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Fernanda M Ogo, Glaucia E M L Siervo, Géssica D Gonçalves, Rubens Cecchini, Flavia A Guarnier, Janete Ap Anselmo-Franci, Glaura S A Fernandes
Bisphenol A (BPA) is considered a potent endocrine disruptor, causing changes in the endocrine system due to its oestrogenic activity. Male individuals may be susceptible to endocrine, morphological and physiological alterations during testicular postnatal development. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether exposure to BPA during the peripubertal period can damage testicular development. To this end, male Wistar rats were treated with BPA via gavage at doses of 20 or 200µgkg-1 on Postnatal Days (PND) 36-66...
April 7, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384194/loss-of-slc9a3-decreases-cftr-protein-and-causes-obstructed-azoospermia-in-mice
#10
Ya-Yun Wang, Ying-Hung Lin, Yi-No Wu, Yen-Lin Chen, Yung-Chih Lin, Chiao-Yin Cheng, Han-Sun Chiang
Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene cause cystic fibrosis (CF) and are associated with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD), which is the major cause of infertility in male patients with CF. However, most Taiwanese patients with CBAVD do not carry major CFTR mutations. Some patients have a single copy deletion of the solute carrier family 9 isoform 3 (SLC9A3) gene. SLC9A3 is a Na+/H+ exchanger, and depleted Slc9a3 in male mice causes infertility due to the abnormal dilated lumen of the rete testis and efferent ductules...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383520/structure-and-conformation-activity-studies-of-nociceptin-orphanin-fq-receptor-dimeric-ligands
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Salvatore Pacifico, Alfonso Carotenuto, Diego Brancaccio, Ettore Novellino, Erika Marzola, Federica Ferrari, Maria Camilla Cerlesi, Claudio Trapella, Delia Preti, Severo Salvadori, Girolamo Calò, Remo Guerrini
The peptide nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) and the N/OFQ receptor (NOP) constitute a neuropeptidergic system that modulates various biological functions and is currently targeted for the generation of innovative drugs. In the present study dimeric NOP receptor ligands with spacers of different lengths were generated using both peptide and non-peptide pharmacophores. The novel compounds (12 peptide and 7 nonpeptide ligands) were pharmacologically investigated in a calcium mobilization assay and in the mouse vas deferens bioassay...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376421/congenital-absence-of-vas-deferens-and-ectopic-kidney
#12
Alobaidi Salwan, Alhmooze Abdelrahman
INTRODUCTION: Congenital absence of the vas deferens (CUAVD) is a rare clinical entity, usually discovered accidently during surgical procedures of the urogenital zone, CUAVD has the prevalence of 0.5-1.0% in male population and it is associated with various forms of congenital genitourinary malformations like renal agenesis. we present a case of a 21 years old, male, managed in our private hospital for varicoceles and discovered to have CUAVD and ectopic kidney. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 21 years old male, with no significant medical or surgical history presented to our out-patient clinic complaining of scrotal heaviness and pain...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369509/revisiting-the-human-seminiferous-epithelium-cycle
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F Nihi, M L M Gomes, F A R Carvalho, A B Reis, R Martello, R C N Melo, F R C L Almeida, H Chiarini-Garcia
STUDY QUESTION: Can all types of testicular germ cells be accurately identified by microscopy techniques and unambiguously distributed in stages of the human seminiferous epithelium cycle (SEC)? SUMMARY ANSWER: By using a high-resolution light microscopy (HRLM) method, which enables an improved visualization of germ cell morphological features, we identified all testicular germ cells in the seminiferous epithelium and precisely grouped them in six well-delimitated SEC stages, thus providing a reliable reference source for staging in man...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369153/detailed-analysis-of-the-male-reproductive-system-in-a-potential-bio-indicator-species-the-marine-invertebrate-galeolaria-caespitosa-polychaeta-serpulidae
#14
Yonggang Lu, Robert John Aitken, Minjie Lin
For the first time, this study has systemically investigated the male reproductive system in a sessile broadcast-spawning marine invertebrate, Galeolaria caespitosa (Polychaeta: Serpulidae), which has significant potential as a bio-indicator species of coastal marine pollution. The abdomen of G. caespitosa was divided by intersegmental septa into over 80 trunk segments. Each segment served as a germinal chamber with a C-shaped gonadal arrangement consisting of several distinct compartments: a seminiferous epithelium (SE) compartment located in the centre of the chamber, with each of its two ends connecting to a nurse cell (NC) compartment and then an efferent duct (ED) compartment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350489/redescription-and-molecular-assessment-of-relationships-among-three-species-of-echeneibothrium-rhinebothriidea-echeneibothriidae-parasitizing-the-yellownose-skate-dipturus-chilensis-in-chile
#15
Veronica M Bueno, Janine N Caira
Much progress has recently been made towards revising the taxonomic assignments of genera originally classified in the polyphyletic "Tetraphyllidea". Many of these genera, including Echeneibothrium van Beneden, 1850, were accommodated in the order Rhinebothriidea. However, beyond this larger taxonomic action, little work has been conducted on this genus over the last 50 yrs. As a consequence, the criteria employed for characterizing species of Echeneibothrium have lagged behind those typically employed in more modern descriptions of elasmobranch-hosted cestode taxa...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341579/beware-the-looping-vas-deferens-in-orchidopexy
#16
Thomas P Cundy, Day Way Goh
A looping vas deferens may be present in up to 20% of undescended testes located within or proximal to the inguinal canal. This associated abnormality is vulnerable to transection during orchidopexy. We present an example of a very long looping vas to emphasize the importance of inspection for this anomaly, and demonstrate the extreme extent that a looping vas may extend. Identification of the vas among cord structures may provide false reassurance of normal ductal anatomy. Examination for a looping vas by inspecting structures caudal to the testis should occur at an early opportunity during orchidopexy to avoid inadvertent transection...
March 21, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335493/melatonin-mt%C3%A2-and-mt%C3%A2-receptors-in-the-ram-reproductive-tract
#17
Marta González-Arto, David Aguilar, Elena Gaspar-Torrubia, Margarita Gallego, Melissa Carvajal-Serna, Luis V Herrera-Marcos, Edith Serrano-Blesa, Thais Rose Dos Santos Hamilton, Rosaura Pérez-Pé, Teresa Muiño-Blanco, José A Cebrián-Pérez, Adriana Casao
Some melatonin functions in mammals are exerted through MT₁ and MT₂ receptors. However, there are no reports of their presence in the reproductive tract of the ram, a seasonal species. Thus, we have investigated their existence in the ram testis, epididymis, accessory glands and ductus deferens. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) revealed higher levels of m-RNA for both receptors in the testis, ampulla, seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, than in the other organs of the reproductive tract (p < 0...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289973/a-novel-laparoscopic-technique-for-anorectal-malformation-with-low-recto-bulbar-fistulae
#18
Mei Diao, Long Li, Kao-Ping Guan, Zhen Zhang, Wei Cheng
BACKGROUND: The repair of anorectal malformation (ARM) with low recto-bulbar fistula (bowel-to-skin distance: 1-1.5 cm) is contraindicated for laparoscopy due to the difficulty in exposing the fistulae. Posterior or anterior sagittal anorectoplasty is thus conventionally carried out for low recto-bulbar fistula repair. However, these procedures carry the potential risk of wound infection/dehiscence and incontinence. We have developed a single-incision laparoscopic-assisted perineal anorectoplasty (SILPARP) technique...
March 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265530/discontinued-splenogonadal-fusion-and-bilateral-empty-scrotum-in-an-18-month-old-boy
#19
Ahmed Abokrecha, Ameera Almatrfi
Splenogonadal fusion is a rare benign congenital anomaly defined as the presence of splenic tissue adherent to gonads. It was first described in 1883 by Bostroem, a German pathologist. We present a case of an 18-month-old boy who was referred as a case of bilateral empty scrotum since birth. During routine laparoscopic exploration, right vas deferens and testicular vessels were entering the right internal inguinal ring so right inguinal exploration was done, which revealed blind ending vas deferens and testicular vessels and the left testis was found intra-abdominally near the left internal ring with a mass on its upper pole...
February 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258018/left-sided-varicocele-as-a-rare-presentation-of-may-thurner-syndrome
#20
J R Stern, V I Patel, D E Cafasso, N B Gentile, A J Meltzer
INTRODUCTION: May-Thurner syndrome (MTS), the clinical sequelae of left iliac vein compression between the right iliac artery and the spine, is an accepted cause of lower extremity edema and venous thromboembolism. It is more prevalent in younger women, and typically presents with left lower extremity symptoms. Atypical presentations such as right-sided symptoms, chronic pelvic pain, and even fatal venous rupture have been reported. Here we describe iliac vein compression presenting as a chronic left-sided testicular varicocele...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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