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Andrologie pp 195-209 | Cite as

Störungen im Bereich der ableitenden Samenwege und akzessorischen Geschlechtsdrüsen

  • H. M. Behre
  • E. Nieschlag
  • D. Meschede

Zusammenfassung

Wohingegen früher die obstruktive Azoospermie durch die klassischen Geschlechtskrankheiten wie Gonorrhoe eine häufige Ursache der männlichen Infertilität darstellte, treten in Europa heute neben gramnegativen Bakterien Chlamydia trachomatis und Mykoplasmen, hierunter besonders Ureaplasma urealyticum als Ursache einer Infektion der ableitenden Samenwegen in den Vordergrund (Paavonen u. Eggert-Kruse 1999; Weidner et al. 1999). Die Infektionen manifestieren sich entlang der ableitenden Samenwege (s. Kap. 4, Abb. 4.1) durch eine Urethritis,Prostatitis,Vesiculitis oder Epididymitis, oft bleiben sie jedoch klinisch stumm. Entzündungen der äußeren Haut des Penis (Balanitis) haben keine bekannten Einflüsse auf die Fertilität. Auf die Orchitis wird in Kap. 8.5 eingegangen.

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