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Eur J Cancer. 1990;26(9):973-5.

Testicular function after chemotherapy for osteosarcoma.

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  • 1Children's Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.


Testicular volume, sperm count and four hormones were measured in 18 patients 1-13 years after chemotherapy for osteosarcoma. The testicles were small in 13 patients. 17 patients gave semen samples: 10 were azoospermic and 2 were oligozoospermic. Testicular volume and sperm count were possibly associated with the type of chemotherapy. Of the 7 patients who had received cisplatin-containing chemotherapy, 6 had small testes and azoospermia; 1 was oligozoospermic with normal-sized testes. In 3 of the 11 patients whose chemotherapy had not included cisplatin, testicular size and sperm count were normal.

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