An experimental study of the effect of ischemia on testicular structure in the rat. Efficacy of intravenous inosine.

G. Carmignani, G. Tedde, S. DeStefani, A. Montella, M. Maffezzini

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Abstract

The damages caused by experimental testicular ischemia lasting 60 minutes have been examined in the rat. The histologic alterations of the germinal epithelium and of the tunica propria are studied, using semi-thin sections stained with 1% toluidine blue. The results show that a testicular ischemia of 60 minutes causes damages to the testicular structures. These damages cannot be prevented or avoided by either surface cooling or cold perfusion; however, intravenous inosine prior to ischemia has a protective effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-386
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Andrology
Volume4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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