PMID: 38451Jul 1, 1979

Androgenic function of the testes in children and adolescents with cryptorchism

Problemy e̊ndokrinologii
M A ZhukovskiĭL A Zheldak

Abstract

Androgenic function of the testes was studied in children and adolescents suffering from cryptorchism. Information on this problem is scant and controversial. The most sensitive radioimmunological methods of testosterone determination and functional test with chorionic gonadotropin were used in this work. Disturbances in adrogenic function are present in a number of cases as soon as the first years of life. These disturbances are intensified with the advance of age, and become particularly pronounced in bilateral and abdominal cryptorchism.

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Testis
Sterotate
Unilateral Cryptorchidism
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Hormones

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