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Fertility in unilateral cryptorchidism: review of 104 cases.
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PMID:  2883799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Testicular maldescent adversely affects spermatogenesis, therefore the primary purpose of its correction is to preserve subsequent fertility. However, many patients, even with unilateral cryptorchidism, are infertile in spite of successful prepubertal orchidopexy. Out of our 104 patients treated for unilateral cryptorchidism before puberty, a decreased sperm density (spermatic concentration less than 20 X 10(6)/ml) was observed in 64 cases (61.54%), a normal sperm count in 32 cases (30.77%) and azoospermia in the remaining 8 cases (7.69%). Both congenital and acquired abnormalities may be associated with development of bilateral testicular impairment in unilateral cryptorchid males.
R Ponchietti; G Grechi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta Europaea fertilitatis     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0587-2421     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Eur. Fertil.     Publication Date:    1986 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-26     Completed Date:  1987-05-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1300660     Medline TA:  Acta Eur Fertil     Country:  ITALY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cryptorchidism / physiopathology*,  surgery
Oligospermia / etiology
Sperm Count
Testis / physiopathology,  surgery

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