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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-22

Male infertility: diagnostic and epidemiological aspect concerning 96 cases in a teaching university hospital of cotonou, benin republic


1 Department of Urology, Teaching Univesity Hospital (CNHU-HKM), Cotonou, Benin
2 Department of Surgery, Savè Hospital, Benin

Correspondence Address:
Fouad Kolawalé Yde Soumanou
Teaching University Hospital (CNHU-HKM), Cotonou
Benin
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1595-1103.166886

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Objectives: The goal of this study is to describe the epidemiological and diagnostic aspect of male infertility in the Department of Urology and Andrology of the Hospital mentioned above. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study of 6 months duration at the Academic Clinic of Urology and Andrology of a Teaching Hospital in Cotonou. A total of 96 medical records of patients were retrieved for the study. Results: The average age of the patients was 37.2 ± 6.7 years old. About 59.4% of the cases were primary infertility. The average duration of the infertility was 51 months. From the patients past medical histories; 44.9% suffered from gonorrhea. On clinical examination, the findings were: Varicocele in 23% of the cases, testicular hypotrophy in 9.3% and epididymal cyst in 4.6%. The seminal fluid analysis revealed hypospermia in 30.1% of cases, azoospermia in 33.7%, asthenozoospermia in 75.5% and teratozoospermia in 61.5%. The pH was basic in 46.4% of the cases. Follicular stimulating hormone and testosterone levels were high in 48.1% and 12.5% of cases, respectively. About 31.6% of the cases had the positive chlamydial serological test. Semen culture was positive in 25% of the cases and the main organism isolated was Staphylococcus aureus in 66.6% of the cases. Conclusion: Male infertility is the cause of couple infertility in around a third of the cases. In this study, we have found various etiologies of causes of male infertility. However, idiopathic causes could be found.


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