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1Urology-Andrology Department, Ignace Deen National Hospital in Conakry, Faculty of Health Sciences and Techniques of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
2Exploration and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Practice in Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
Introduction: The imaging assessment of the male genital tract in the diagnostic evaluation of infertile men is based on scrotal Doppler ultrasound. The objective of this study was to determine the place of scrotal ultrasound in the diagnosis of male infertility. Methodology: This was a descriptive retrospective study lasting 3 years, from January 1st, 2019 to December 31, 2021. It focused on patients referred to the medical imaging, exploration and diagnosis in Conakry for a scrotal ultrasound in the context of couple infertility. Results: 241 patients were seen for scrotal ultrasound for infertility. An ultrasound abnormality was found in 181 patients (75.1%). The average age of the patients was 41.5 years with extremes of 26 and 67 years. The localization of abnormalities identified on ultrasound was predominant in the spermatic cord with 127 cases (70.2%), followed by testicular, epididymal and scrotal affections. There was an association of abnormalities in 40.9% of cases (n=74). Varicocele was the main ultrasound anomaly of the spermatic cord, 66.8% (121 cases) followed by testicular hypotrophy and epididymal cysts. Conclusion: Scrotal ultrasound occupies an important place in the diagnostic process of male infertility.
Male Infertility, Doppler Ultrasound, Scrotum, Varicocele
Diallo Thierno Mamadou Oury, Diallo Thierno Oumar, Bah Mamadou Diawo, Bah Kadiatou, Diallo Alimou, et al. (2023). Place of Scrotal Doppler Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Male Infertility in Conakry, Guinea. International Journal of Clinical Urology, 7(2), 57-60. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijcu.20230702.17
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