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      Unilateral Cryptorchidism with Compensatory Hypertrophy of Descended Testicle in Prepubertal Boys

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          5 prepubertal boys with unilateral cryptorchidism and compensatory hypertrophy of the descended testicle, 22 prepubertal boys with unilateral cryptorchidism and without CTH, and 14 prepubertal normal boys were submitted to LH-RH and to HCG tests in order to study the hormonal behaviour in CTH phenomenon before puberty. High but normal peaks of plasma LH and FSH were observed after LH-RH in CTH boys who showed a significant increase of testosterone after HCG stimulation. On the contrary the LH response to LH-RH and the testosterone response to HCG of the boys with unilateral cryptorchidism and without CTH were, as expected, significantly lower than in the control ones.

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          Horm Res Paediatr
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          25 November 2008
          : 9
          : 4
          : 185-193
          Pediatric Clinic and Department of Clinical Chemistry University, Verona
          178912 Horm Res 1978;9:185–193
          © 1978 S. Karger AG, Basel

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