Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital bilateral aplasia of vas deferens
- Congenital bilateral absence of vas deferens
- Congenital bilateral agenesis of vas deferens
More than half of all men with CBAVD have mutations in the CFTR gene. Mutations in this gene also cause cystic fibrosis. When CBAVD occurs with CFTR mutations, it is considered a form of atypical cystic fibrosis. In instances of CBAVD without a mutation in the CFTR gene, the cause of this condition is often unknown. Some cases are associated with other structural problems of the urinary tract.
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.