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Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens


Other Names for this Disease

  • CAVD
  • CBAVD
  • Congenital bilateral aplasia of vas deferens
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  • If a man is diagnosed with CBAVD and is looking to father a child with his wife through in vitro fertilization, how important is it to find out if the CBAVD was caused by a mutation in the CFTR gene? How much of an increased risk is there to have a child with cystic fibrosis when CBAVD is caused by a CFTR mutation? Click here for answer

  • Our 34-year-old son was diagnosed with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD) resulting from the CFTR mutation. We also have another 31-year-old son and are concerned that he might be affected as well. Is either myself or my husband a carrier? Should we seek medical advice regarding these possibilities? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • CAVD
  • CBAVD
  • Congenital bilateral aplasia of vas deferens
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.