Sperm-induced urolithiasis in the rat

Rachel Stein-Werblowsky, Richard J. Ablin

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Experiments are described demonstrating that experimental insemination with autologous or homologous sperm into the ventral prostate or bladder neck of outbred Zbar male rats induces intravesical precipitation or stones. These observations suggest that clinical conditions resulting in intravesical sperm may be contributory to bladder lithiasis in man and may have relevance to its prevalence in men vs. women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-607
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Intraprostatic sperm
  • Intravesical sperm
  • Lithiasis
  • Urinary bladder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology


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