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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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

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Pituitary Gonadotropins
Semen
Hodgkin Disease
Asthenozoospermia
Oligospermia
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Luteinizing Hormone
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
Testosterone

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Ragni, G., Bestetti, O., Santoro, A., Viviani, S., Di Pietro, R., & De Lauretis, L. (1985). Evaluation of semen and pituitary gonadotropin function in men with untreated Hodgkin's disease. Fertility and Sterility, 43(6), 927-930.

Evaluation of semen and pituitary gonadotropin function in men with untreated Hodgkin's disease. / Ragni, G.; Bestetti, O.; Santoro, A.; Viviani, S.; Di Pietro, R.; De Lauretis, L.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 43, No. 6, 1985, p. 927-930.

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Ragni, G, Bestetti, O, Santoro, A, Viviani, S, Di Pietro, R & De Lauretis, L 1985, 'Evaluation of semen and pituitary gonadotropin function in men with untreated Hodgkin's disease', Fertility and Sterility, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 927-930.
Ragni, G. ; Bestetti, O. ; Santoro, A. ; Viviani, S. ; Di Pietro, R. ; De Lauretis, L. / Evaluation of semen and pituitary gonadotropin function in men with untreated Hodgkin's disease. In: Fertility and Sterility. 1985 ; Vol. 43, No. 6. pp. 927-930.
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