Cryobiology of ovarian and testicular tissue.

  title={Cryobiology of ovarian and testicular tissue.},
  author={Outi Hovatta},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={17 2},
  • Outi Hovatta
  • Published 2003 in
    Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics…
Cryopreservation of ovarian and testicular tissue can be used in young individuals who are likely to lose their gonadal function prematurely because of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a known genetic condition causing gonadal failure. Tissue cryopreservation is relatively well established, but freezing techniques have still to be optimized. Slow programmed freezing using propanediol or dimethylsulphoxide as a cryoprotectant is the most established method. Tissue cryopreservation is highly… CONTINUE READING


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