Introduction: Male infertility accounts for nearly 50% of couples' infertility. Only a few studies evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of resistive index (RI) of testicular arteries using color Doppler imaging to identify male infertility. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of RI of the capsular and intratesticular branches of testicular arteries in infertile men with oligoasthenospermia and its comparison with normal men.
Material and Methods: In a case-control study, 30 patients with oligoasthenospermia (case group) and 30 healthy controls who meet the inclusion criteria, were selected. For all patients, RI was measured using color Doppler ultrasonography in upper and lower testicular poles. Also, testicular volumes were measured for all participants.
Results: Mean RI of the intratesticular artery (0.624 ± 0.051 versus 0.509 ± 0.054; P
Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that assessing testicular Doppler RI of capsular and intratesticular branches of the testicular arteries, as a bio-imaging biomarker, may be a valuable non-invasive and simple complementary diagnostic modality with a high diagnostic value in identifying infertile men with oligoasthenospermia.
Zolfaghar-Khani, Mehdi; Majidi, Hadi Dr; Feizzadeh, Behzad; and Sabaghi, Mojtaba
"Diagnostic accuracy of resistive index of capsular and intratesticular branches of testicular arteries in infertile men with oligoasthenospermia: A case-control study,"
BioMedicine: Vol. 10
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