TITLE

The change of serum testosterone level after varicocelectomy

AUTHOR(S)
Jangkhah, M.; Farrahi, F.; Gilani, M. A. Sadighi; Hosseini, S.; Dadkhah, F.; Sabbaghian, M.; Salmanyazdi, R.; Chehrazi, M.; Panah, M. Lotfi
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Introduction: To ascertain if testosterone levels increase after varicocelectomy and whether the varicocele grade, age and testicular volume are related to the degree of improvement in serum testosterone levels after varicocelectomy. Materials and Methods: We measured preoperative testosterone levels in 79 men with palpable varicoceles and in 70 fertile men who served as a comparison group and Patients were categorized into two age groups (Less than 35 years, More than 35 years). Also the testis volume of patients has been examined which were divided into two groups included the men with testis volume less than 16ml and more than 16ml. Results: The mean of serum testosterone levels before surgery in infertile men with varicocele and fertile men were respectively 590 (230) vs. 583 (237) ng/dl. No statistically significant changes were noted in serum testosterone levels for any of the groups. Mean serum testosterone levels were significantly increased in infertile men with varicocele compared with preoperative levels. The serum testosterone levels increased after repair from 590 (230) to 663 (242) ng/dl (p=0.009). Conclusion: Varicocelectomy resulted in significant increases in the serum testosterone level and improves testicular leydig cell function.
ACCESSION #
96841570

 

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