Journal article

Orchidopexy in children with Prader-Willi syndrome: Results of a long-term follow-up study

Maurizio Pacilli, Yves Heloury, Mike O'Brien, Tess Lionti, Margaret Rowell, John Hutson

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC UROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare (1:20.000) genetic condition affecting both males and females. Among other features, in boys, the syndrome is characterized by cryptorchidism in 86-100% of cases, hypogonadism, delayed puberty and infertility. The aim of the present study is to appraise the results of orchidopexy in this selected population of children. STUDY DESIGN: A follow-up study of children with PWS treated for undescended testes at a single institution over a 20-year period was performed. Patients were identified from a National PWS registry and reviewed at a special follow-up clinic. Data were collected from electronic and hard copies records and reported as median ..

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