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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2009 Feb;279(2):213-5. doi: 10.1007/s00404-008-0671-y. Epub 2008 May 7.

Can pentoxifylline improve the sperm motion and ICSI success in the primary ciliary dyskinesia?

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yeditepe University Hospital, Devlet Yolu, Ankara Cad. No: 102-104, Kozyatagi, Istanbul, Turkey.


Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), previously known as immotile cilia syndrome, can cause respiratory and reproductive problems. Because of the impaired motion of microtubules the patients suffer upper respiratory tract problems. Infertility is an other issue of these patients. Several attempt have been proposed to bring back sperm motion and to improve intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) results. With our case we have described the management of a male infertility that causes from immotile cilia. The role of ICSI with incubated and activated ejaculatory sperm by pentoxifylline in the patient of PCD or as commonly named immotile cilia syndrome.

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