Criptorchidismo: Follow-up a medio e lungo termine

Translated title of the contribution: Cryptorchidism: Medium- and long-term follow-up

V. Rossi, A. Sartori, G. Bordin, F. Parolini, A. Morandi, R. Arnoldi, G. Brisighelli, E. Leva, E. M. Torricelli

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Aim. Cryptorchidism represents the most frequent male genital anomaly in paediatric population and may potentially interfere with fertility and determine neoplastic testicular diseases. We wanted to evaluate the correlation between age at orchiopexy and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone levels in adulthood, determining the long-term complications of surgical treatment. Methods. Fifty-seven patients (mean age 19 years, range 18-27) surgically treated for cryptorchidism in pediatric age were included in a medium and long-term follow-up (10-19 years). We divided this population into four groups: A) monolateral cryptorchidism operated on before 36 months of age (15); B) monolateral cryptorchidism operated on over 36 months (32); C) bilateral cryptorchidism operated on before 36 months (5); and D) bilateral cryptorchidism operated on over 36 months (5). All patients underwent andrological examination, testosterone, FSH and LH dosage, measurement of testicular volume and spermiogram. Results. Significant different FSH levels were found between group A and C and between A and D (P

Translated title of the contributionCryptorchidism: Medium- and long-term follow-up
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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