Neoplasia testicolare monolaterale: Frequenza ed effetti di una coincidentale testiculopatia controlaterale sul quadro spermatico

Translated title of the contribution: Unilateral testicular cancer: Incidence and effects of a contralateral testiculopathy on the sperm output

E. Vicari, N. Barone, S. La Vignera, C. Battiato, M. Salemi, R. Castiglione, B. Giammusso

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Abstract

Aim. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the incidence of a non-tumoral, contralateral primitive testiculopathy and its relative influence on sperm quality of patients with unilateral testicular cancer. Methods. Twenty-four patients (mean age 26 years, range 19-38) with testicular germ cell cancer (seminomas, SEM, in 10 cases; non-seminomas, NSEM, in the remaining 14 patients) after orchiectomy and before radiotherapy or chemotherapy underwent semen analysis, physical examination and scrotal ultrasound of their survivor testis. Results. Patients with SEM had sperm concentration, total sperm count and forward motility significantly higher than those found in patients with NSEM. Altogether, 5 out of 24 patients (2 SEM; 3 NSEM) (20.8%) showed azoospermia; 10 patients (41.7%) (3 SEM; 7 NSEM) had oligo-, astheno- and/or teratozoospermia (OAT). The remaining 9 patients (37.5%) (5 SEM; 4 NSEM) showed normal sperm parameters. The testicular volume of the left over testis was reduced (

Translated title of the contributionUnilateral testicular cancer: Incidence and effects of a contralateral testiculopathy on the sperm output
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Urologica e Nefrologica
Volume57
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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