Serum inhibin B, FSH, LH and testosterone levels before and after human chorionic gonadotropin stimulation in prepubertal boys with cryptorchidism.

@article{Christiansen2002SerumIB,
  title={Serum inhibin B, FSH, LH and testosterone levels before and after human chorionic gonadotropin stimulation in prepubertal boys with cryptorchidism.},
  author={Peter Engelund Christiansen and A M Andersson and Niels Erik Skakkebaek and Anders Juul},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2002},
  volume={147 1},
  pages={95-101}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have indicated that cryptorchidism is associated with degenerative changes in both Sertoli cells and germ cells. The gonadal peptide hormone inhibin B reflects Sertoli cell function. Low inhibin B levels are found in a large portion of formerly cryptorchid men who show compromised seminiferous tubule function. It is not known if inhibin B can be used to demonstrate early damage of seminiferous tubules in prepubertal boys with cryptorchidism. METHODS We investigated… CONTINUE READING
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