7th SEEM: andrology session, selected key messages

14 October 2011

The second and last day of the 7th South Eastern European Meeting in Skopje opened with a plenary session on andrology and examined issues regarding erectile dysfunction management, treatment of varicocele, radical prostatectomy and its impact on male fertility and strategies in sperm harvesting.

Below are selected key messages from the speakers:

Prof. S, Micic (Belgrade) on varicocele treatment: “Despite the lack of good randomized data, many uncontrolled studies support the efficacy of varicocelectomy… Studies demonstrate improve semen parameters, but do not provide insight into the factors that predict success.”

Ates Kadioglou (Istanbul) on radical prostatectomy (RP) and the impact on male sexuality: “The ideal RP and type of dissection remains to be determined. Robotic and laparoscopic prostatectomy seems to have better functional outcomes.”

Prof. Christos Alamanis (Athens) on new strategies in harvesting sperm from the urogenital tract: “Newer techniques play an important role in the improvement of sperm retrieval in subfertile men.”

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