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Role of intratesticular ultrasonographic and Doppler flow analyses in evaluating gonadal status in male survivors of childhood malignancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15950669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty-seven males, previously treated for malignancies in childhood, and who refused to masturbate for semen analysis, were submitted to hormonal, ultrasonographic, and Doppler evaluation to assess the effects of chemotherapy/radiotherapy on gonadal function. Nineteen normal healthy fertile males served as controls. In the studied population, FSH was inversely correlated with testicular volume and directly correlated with testicular vascularization, suggesting that ultrasonographic and color Doppler scanning of the testes may be used, if a sperm count is not available, to indirectly assess the gonadal function.
Cesare Battaglia; Andrea Pasini; Fulvia Mancini; Roberta Burnelli; Alessandro Cicognani; Domenico de Aloysio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-13     Completed Date:  2006-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1867-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Follicle Stimulating Hormone / blood
Neoplasms / blood,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Testis / pathology*,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
9002-68-0/Follicle Stimulating Hormone

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