Long-term follow-up of testicular function following radiation therapy for early-stage Hodgkin's disease.

@article{Kinsella1989LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term follow-up of testicular function following radiation therapy for early-stage Hodgkin's disease.},
  author={Timothy J. Kinsella and George Trivette and Jon R Rowland and Richard A. Sorace and Robin Mihekun Miller and Benedick A. Fraass and Seth Steinberg and Eli J. Glatstein and Richard J. Sherins},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1989},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={
          718-24
        }
}
Seventeen male patients with pathological staged I-IIIA1 Hodgkin's disease were followed prospectively for radiation damage to the testes from low-dose scattered irradiation. During conventionally fractionated radiation therapy, the testicular dose ranged from 6 to 70 cGy. Testicular function was measured in a prospective fashion by repeated analyses (every 6 to 12 months) of serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and testosterone. Patients were also followed by… CONTINUE READING
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