ISSN 2149-3235 | E-ISSN 2149-3057
1 Department of Urology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
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Objective: In our study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels and the mean testicular volume on sperm retrieval rates in microsurgical sperm extraction (MicroTESE) in the patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA).


Material and methods: The data of 282 infertile patients with NOA were analysed retrospectively. The patients with normal karyotype and no Y microdeletions were included in the study. The patients were classified according to their BMI scores and the medical history, physical examination and hormonal parameters were evaluated. The overall data were processed statistically with chi-square and logistic regression analysis and the relation between preoperative findings and sperm retrieval rates was investigated.


Results: The sperm retrieval rate of 282 patients after microTESE was found as 41.1%. There was no statistically significant difference in sperm retrieval rates among the subgroups classified according to BMI. FSH and LH levels and the mean testicular volume and pathologic findings were significantly correlated with sperm retrieval rates.



Conclusion: Finally significant correlation was determined between sperm retrieval rates and FSH, and LH levels and testicular volumes but no statistically significant difference was found in sperm retrieval rates among BMI groups.


Cite this article as: Karamazak S, Kızılay F, Bahçeci T, Semerci B. Do body mass index, hormone profile and testicular volume effect sperm retrieval rates of microsurgical sperm extraction in the patients with nonobstructive azoospermia? Turk J Urol 2017; 10.5152/tud.2017.80000

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