The successful practice of reproductive medicine requires the coordinated efforts of many medical professionals. Male Reproductive Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment describes the most significant advances towards the improved overall understanding of male reproductive dysfunction and provides practical strategies for the assessment and management of these conditions.
The book discusses normal anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system. It examines psychological and social influences, and the pathophysiology that can affect the male reproductive system from infancy through adulthood. It provides clear guidelines and algorithms for the assessment of male hypogonadism and infertility, from relevant history and physical exam findings to the proper interpretation of laboratory results. The book examines imaging technology and the currently available treatment strategies for male hypogonadism and infertility. Additional topics include immunological factors, the preservation of fertility in males with cancer, and the treatment of men with spinal cord injury and other neurologically disabling diseases.
Table of Contents
PHYSIOLOGY OF MALE REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION. Male Reproduction: Evolving Concepts of Procreation and Infertility Through the Ages. Anatomy of the Male Reproductive Tract. Neuroendocrine Control of Testicular Function. Analysis of the Neuroendocrine Control of the Human Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Testicular Axis. Normal Spermatogenesis. Physiology of the Epididymis. Physiology of the Prostate. Testosterone and Aging. Effects of Aging on Spermatogenesis and Sperm Function. Androgen Effects on Cognitive function. Social and Psychological Influences on Male Reproductive Function.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF MALE REPRODUCTIVE DYSFUNCTION. Male Hypogonadism. Cryptorchidism, Testicular Torsion, and Torsion of the Testicular Appendages. Disorders of Male Puberty. The Male Varicocele. Male Genital Tract Infections and Infertility. HIV and Male Fertility. Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction in the Infertile Male. Male Hormones and Systemic Disease. The Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy on Testicular Function. Environmental Toxins and Male Fertility. Micronutrients and Male Fertility.
INVESTIGATION OF MALE REPRODUCTIVE DYSFUNCTION. Clinical Assessment of the Infertile Male. Semen Analysis and Sperm Function Testing. Testicular Biopsy of the Infertile Male. Immunological Evaluation of Male Infertility. Genetic Evaluation of the Infertile Male. Imaging of the Reproductive Tract in Male Infertility.
TREATMENT OF MALE REPRODUCTIVE DYSFUNCTION. Androgen Replacement Therapy. Hormonal Induction of Spermatogenesis in Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism. Progress in Male Contraception. Retrograde Ejaculation. Surgical Treatment of Male Infertility. Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal. Psychological Effects of Infertility and Its Treatment in Males. Management of Immunological Factors in Male Infertility. Micromanipulation of Male Gametes in the Treatment of the Subfertile Male. Fertility Preservation in Males with Cancer. Treatment of Reproductive Dysfunction in Males with Spinal Cord Injury and Other Neurologic Disabling Diseases.
MASS LESIONS OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM. Testicular and Penile Cancer. Prostate Disease: Prostate Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer, and Prostatitis. Gynecomastia. Male Breast Cancer.