TESTICULAR MICROLITHIASIS AND ANTISPERM ANTIBODIES FOLLOWING TESTICULAR BIOPSY IN BOYS WITH CRYPTORCHIDISM

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From: The Journal of Urology(Vol. 174, Issue 5)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Article
Length: 128 words

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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ju.0000176480.93985.37 Byline: RAKESH P. PATEL, THOMAS F. KOLON, DALE S. HUFF, MICHAEL C. CARR, STEPHEN A. ZDERIC, DOUGLAS A. CANNING, HOWARD M. SNYDER Keywords: testis; biopsy; cryptorchidism Abstract: Testicular biopsy (TBx) performed during orchiopexy in boys with cryptorchidism can help to predict future semen analyses and possibly identify patients at risk for testicular cancer. It has been theorized that TBx can be detrimental to the long-term health of the testis. We examined testicular microlithiasis (TM) and antisperm antibody (ASA) production in cryptorchid TBx. Author Affiliation: From the Divisions of Urology and Pathology (DSH), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Article Note: (footnote) Submitted for publication January 26, 2005. Study received institutional review board approval.

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