Male Sterility and Motility Disorders

Etiological Factors and Treatment

  • Samir Hamamah
  • François Olivennes
  • Roger Mieusset
  • René Frydman

Part of the Serono Symposia USA book series (SERONOSYMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Immotile Sperm: Etiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Luc Gatti
      Pages 3-24
    3. Haim Breitbart, Zvi Naor
      Pages 45-53
    4. James M. Cummins
      Pages 54-64
    5. Pierre J. Lecomte, Claire Barthelemy, Leonard Nduwayo, Samir Hamamah
      Pages 65-78
  3. Therapeutic Possibilities for Motility Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Roger Mieusset
      Pages 81-94
    3. Samir Hamamah, Geneviève Grizard, Alain Fignon, Sharon T. Mortimer, David Mortimer
      Pages 95-115
  4. ICSI Option for Immotile Sperm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Simon Fishel, Steven Green, Alison Hunter-Campbell, Louise Garratt, Helen McDermott, Simon Thornton et al.
      Pages 119-127
    3. Raphael Ron-El, Deborah Strassburger, Yigal Soffer, Shevach Friedler, Daphna Komarovski, Orna Bern et al.
      Pages 128-134
    4. Herman Tournaye
      Pages 135-140
    5. Mohamed A. Aboulghar, Ragaa T. Mansour, Gamal I. Serour, Yahia M. Amin, Ahmed Kamal, Nevin A. Tawab
      Pages 141-147
    6. Martine Dumont-Hassan, P. Cohen-Bacrie, A. Hazout
      Pages 148-155
    7. Jean-François Guérin, Marie-Claude Pinatel, Jacqueline Lornage, Rachel Levy, HéLène Cordonier, Georges Mercier et al.
      Pages 156-161
    8. Yigal Soffer, Arie Raziel, Shevach Friedler, Deborah Strassburger, Raphael Ron-El
      Pages 162-170
  5. Testicular Sperm: Physiological to Pathological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Claire Mauduit, Samir Hamamah, Mohamed Benahmed
      Pages 173-188
    3. Atsuo Ogura, Ryuzo Yanagimachi
      Pages 189-202
    4. Tim L. Beumer, Dirk G. De Rooij
      Pages 215-224
  6. Testicular Sperm Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Joseph Tritto, André Dittmar, Marie-Odile North, Gabriel Arvis
      Pages 227-238
    3. Sherman J. Silber
      Pages 239-242
    4. Vincent Izard, Dominique Marmor, Anne Peron, Valérie Paradis, Gérard Benoît, Jean-Claude Soufir et al.
      Pages 253-258
  7. Conceptus Quality in ICSI with Testicular Sperm and Ethical Problems of ART

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Peter H. Vogt
      Pages 261-274
    3. Andre Hazout, Martine Dumont-Hassan, Paul Cohen-Bacrie
      Pages 275-281
    4. Maryse Bonduelle, Ayse Aytoz, Ann Wilikens, Andrea Buysse, Elvire Van Assche, Paul Devroey et al.
      Pages 282-297
    5. Francoise Shenfield
      Pages 298-305
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-320

About this book


This conference, dedicated to the etiology and treatment of motility disor­ ders in spermatozoa and male sterility, attracted some of the finest investiga­ tors in the field. Standards were immensely high throughout, and discussions were meaningful and detailed. Analyses on disorders in sperm motility de­ mand a broad-based approach, involving cytologists, geneticists, andrologists, and embryologists, because the topic has many clinical and scientific over­ tones. Human spermatozoa are at the mercy of so many factors as they form and mature in the testis and epididymis. Their survival and fundamental char­ acteristics are essential for fertilization, and the male genome imposes its influence on the embryo as it becomes active in male pronuclei very soon after sperm entry into the oocyte. All of these fundamental aspects of sperm biology demanded a broad breadth of topics in the symposium. The opening session quickly got down to fundamentals with contributions from J.-L. Gatti, J.G. Alvarez, C. Gagnon, and H. Breitbart. They discussed the mechanism and regulation of motility, the metabolic strategy of human spermatozoa, the effects of exogenous fac­ tors such as antibodies, infections, and toxins, and finally the role of intracel­ lular calcium on sperm motility. To these topics, the postcoffee session on the first morning described the genetics of motility disorders and the etiology and management of necrozoospermia. The excellent presentation provided the background detail of the symposium and opened the way for the discus­ sion of various clinical aspects of the topic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Samir Hamamah
    • 1
  • François Olivennes
    • 2
  • Roger Mieusset
    • 3
  • René Frydman
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de FIVHôpital A. BéclèreClamart cedexFrance
  2. 2.Service de Gynéco-ObstétriqueHôpital A. BéclèreClamart cedexFrance
  3. 3.Centre de Stérilité MasculineHôpital de la GraveToulouse cedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7177-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1522-6
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