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Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2018 Apr-Jun;15(2):93-96. doi: 10.4103/ajps.AJPS_32_17.

Comparison between testicular volumes as measured with prader orchidometer and ultrasonography in Healthy Nigerian Newborns.

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1
Departments of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
2
Departments of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Abstract

Background:

We compared the testicular volume (TV) measured with Prader orchidometer (PO) to the volume measured with ultrasonography in male neonates and their relationships with some selected neonatal characteristics.

Subjects and Methods:

A cross-sectional study of all term male neonates who had clinical examination of their external genitalia performed and TV was measured using PO and ultrasonography. Information about the gestational age, birth weight, and birth length was also recorded to determine their relationships with TV measured.

Results:

The mean TV measured with PO was 1.06 (standard deviation [SD] ± 0.24) ml for both sides. With ultrasonography, the mean left TV was 0.273 (SD ± 0.081) ml and the mean right TV was 0.272 (SD ± 0.079) ml. There were significant correlations between TV using both methods with the birth weight and length.

Conclusion:

TV measured with the two methods was comparable and correlates well with their birth weight and birth length.

KEYWORDS:

Measurement; Prader orchidometer; neonates; testicular volume; ultrasonography

PMID:
31290471
DOI:
10.4103/ajps.AJPS_32_17
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