Cryptorchid human testis after HCG treatment: histological study on Sertoli cells

European Urology
M ReM Iannitelli

Abstract

Histological studies have been carried out on Sertoli cells in cryptorchid patients after long-term HCG treatment. Morphological studies revealed the absence of differentiation of mature Sertoli cells. This behaviour with the persistence of fibroblast cells in the interstitium after long-term HCG treatment suggests that the morphological action of HCG on the Sertoli cells is closely correlated with the maturation of the Leydig cells, particularly with their androgen production.

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Related Concepts

Benign Neoplasm of Testis
Cryptorchidism
Neoplasm of Uncertain or Unknown Behavior of Testis
Interstitium
Structure of Interstitial Cell of Leydig
Androgens
Biologic Development
Cell Differentiation Process
Structure of Sertoli Cell
Testis

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