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Is the scrotal testis normal in unilateral cryptorchidism?
Br J Urol. 1985 Apr; 57(2):187-9.BJ

Abstract

Bilateral testicular biopsies were performed on 66 children undergoing orchiopexy for unilateral cryptorchidism and the tubular fertility index (TFI) recorded. The results in both the descended and undescended testes at various ages were compared with previously reported control data. There were no significant differences between the germ cell activity of the scrotal testis in cases with unilateral cryptorchidism and that of controls. By contrast, the mean TFI of the undescended testis was significantly less than that of control patients of all ages. In neither group was there evidence of a progressive loss of germ cell activity during childhood. It is concluded that there is little to be gained from very early orchiopexy, performed before the third year of life.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

2859073

Citation

Kirby, R S., et al. "Is the Scrotal Testis Normal in Unilateral Cryptorchidism?" British Journal of Urology, vol. 57, no. 2, 1985, pp. 187-9.
Kirby RS, Chapple CR, Ward SP, et al. Is the scrotal testis normal in unilateral cryptorchidism? Br J Urol. 1985;57(2):187-9.
Kirby, R. S., Chapple, C. R., Ward, S. P., & Williams, C. (1985). Is the scrotal testis normal in unilateral cryptorchidism? British Journal of Urology, 57(2), 187-9.
Kirby RS, et al. Is the Scrotal Testis Normal in Unilateral Cryptorchidism. Br J Urol. 1985;57(2):187-9. PubMed PMID: 2859073.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Is the scrotal testis normal in unilateral cryptorchidism? AU - Kirby,R S, AU - Chapple,C R, AU - Ward,S P, AU - Williams,C, PY - 1985/4/1/pubmed PY - 1985/4/1/medline PY - 1985/4/1/entrez SP - 187 EP - 9 JF - British journal of urology JO - Br J Urol VL - 57 IS - 2 N2 - Bilateral testicular biopsies were performed on 66 children undergoing orchiopexy for unilateral cryptorchidism and the tubular fertility index (TFI) recorded. The results in both the descended and undescended testes at various ages were compared with previously reported control data. There were no significant differences between the germ cell activity of the scrotal testis in cases with unilateral cryptorchidism and that of controls. By contrast, the mean TFI of the undescended testis was significantly less than that of control patients of all ages. In neither group was there evidence of a progressive loss of germ cell activity during childhood. It is concluded that there is little to be gained from very early orchiopexy, performed before the third year of life. SN - 0007-1331 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2859073/Is_the_scrotal_testis_normal_in_unilateral_cryptorchidism L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0007-1331&date=1985&volume=57&issue=2&spage=187 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -