Autologous spermatogonial stem cell transplantation in man: current obstacles for a future clinical application.

@article{Geens2008AutologousSS,
  title={Autologous spermatogonial stem cell transplantation in man: current obstacles for a future clinical application.},
  author={Mieke Geens and Ellen Goossens and Gert de Block and Liang Ning and Dorien Van Saen and Herman J. Tournaye},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={121-30}
}
Fertility preservation is becoming an important issue in the management of the quality of life of prepubertal boys undergoing cancer treatment. At present, the only theoretical option for preservation of fertility in these boys is the preservation of the spermatogonial stem cells for autologous intratesticular stem cell transplantation. In animal models, this technique has shown promising results. However, before translation to the clinic, some major concerns should be evaluated. Improving the… CONTINUE READING

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