Male Genital Tract
Infertility is a common feature in "Sertoli cell only" syndrome because: (AIIMS May 2012)
|A||Too many Sertoli cells inhibit spermatogenesis via inhibin|
|B||Proper blood testis barrier is not established|
|C||There is no germ cell in this condition|
|D||Sufficient numbers of spermatozoa are not produced|
‘Sertoli cell only’ syndrome also called as Germ cell aplasia has small seminiferous tubules. In this condition seminiferous tubules are smaller than normal and are lined by a single layer of Sertoli cells and no germ cells. Without germ cell, spermatogenesis dose not take place resulting in infertility.