[The immotile cilia syndrome. A rare form of male infertility].


A man presented with 100% immotile spermatozoa. Transmission electron microscopy showed the absence of both central tubules in all sperm tails; the nine peripheral tubules, dynein arms, radial spokes and other structures of the sperm tail were normal. Immotile cilia syndrome of the 9 + 0 tubular pattern was diagnosed. Other anomalies frequently associated with immotile cilia syndrome, such as recurrent airway infections, bronchiectases and situs inversus (Kartagener's syndrome), were not present in this case.

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@article{Wolff1994TheIC, title={[The immotile cilia syndrome. A rare form of male infertility].}, author={Helmut H. Wolff and Martin Alexander Schaller and Andrea Panhans and Hans Christian Korting and Michael J. Meurer}, journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete}, year={1994}, volume={45 9}, pages={611-4} }