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Male Genital Tract

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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

Ans. C There is no germ cells in this condition

‘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.

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