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Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital bilateral aplasia of vas deferens
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cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease of the mucus glands. Many men with CBAVD do not have the other characteristic features of cystic fibrosis; however, some men with this condition may experience mild respiratory or digestive problems.Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD) occurs in males when the tubes that carry sperm out of the testes (vas deferens) fail to develop properly. Although the testes usually develop and function normally, sperm cannot be transported through the vas deferens to become part of semen. As a result, men with this condition are unable to father children (infertile) unless they use assisted reproductive technologies. This condition has not been reported to affect sex drive or sexual performance. This condition can occur alone or as a sign of
Last updated: 12/22/2011
- Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens. Home Reference (GHR). 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/congenital-bilateral-absence-of-the-vas-deferens. Accessed 12/22/2011.
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