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Intranasal LH-RH treatment of cryptorchidism. A clinical trial and 5 years follow-up

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The effect of intranasal LH-RH on cryptorchidism was investigated in 45 prepubertal boys with 68 undescended testes. A daily dose of 1.2 mg LH-RH was given for 4 weeks. A total of 16 testes (24%) descended. Follow-up examination 5 years later showed that relapse had occurred in two cases. Fifty-two testes did not descend during the LH-RH treatment. However, seven of these testes descended spontaneously during puberty. So far surgical treatment has been carried out in 39 of the remaining 45 testes. Anatomical anomalies (ectopic position of the testis, open processus vaginalis, abnormal epididymis) explained the failure of LH-RH to cause descent in the majority of the surgically treated cases.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Vol/bind146 Suppl 2
Sider (fra-til)S40-1
ISSN0340-6199
StatusUdgivet - 1987

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