High maternal estriol level in pregnancy as a predictor of surgical intervention for undescended testis

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Abstract

To assess whether elevated levels of estriol (E3) in pregnancy are a factor in the fetal environment associated with undescended testes, we carried out a two-part study: case-control followed by a retrospective cohort study on cryptorchid boys born in the Sapir Medical Center (Kfar Saba, Israel). We found significantly lower pregnancy urinary E3 levels in cryptorchid newborns as compared to controls; however, subgroup comparison yielded significantly higher pregnancy unconjugated E3 levels in the infants who underwent orchiopexy as compared to those who did not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

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