The genetic basis of congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens and cystic fibrosis.

@article{Oates1994TheGB,
  title={The genetic basis of congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens and cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Robert D. Oates and Jean A. Amos},
  journal={Journal of andrology},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD) has long been thought to be a rare and distinct clinical and genetic entity. However, it occurs in 1-2% of the infertile male population (Jequier et al, 1985). Recently, this disorder has been shown to represent a mild (reproductive) form of cystic fibrosis (CF) (Anguiano et al, 1992). This finding mandates that proper genetic counseling take place for patient, spouse, and appropriate family members. With the advent of techniques such as… CONTINUE READING

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