Evaluation of semen and pituitary gonadotropin function in men with untreated Hodgkin's disease

G. Ragni, O. Bestetti, A. Santoro, S. Viviani, R. Di Pietro, L. De Lauretis

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Abstract

The reproductive capacities of 35 patients with Hodgkin's disease were assessed before treatment by semen evaluation and determination of basal hypothalamic-hypophyseal function and after stimulation with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). Sixty-five percent of the patients had asthenozoospermia, 46% had teratozoospermia, and 28% had oligozoospermia. Normal semen was more frequently seen in asymptomatic patients (7 of 18) than in symptomatic patients (2 of 15). All the patients had normal basal follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels and significantly low testosterone (T) levels (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-930
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume43
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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