Testicular circulatory isolation in man

Comparison of radionuclide angiography with Doppler evaluation

S. A. Farr, J. L. Littlefield, James Fletcher, D. W. Camacho, F. E. Johnson

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Abstract

Testicular circulatory isolation (TCI) holds promise as a method to avoid drug-induced infertility in male patients about to receive cancer chemotherapy. Complete exclusion of blood flow to the testicle is essential to the success of this technique. We have compared the hand-held Doppler probe and radionuclide angiography (technetium-99m pertechnetate) as monitors of testicular blood flow in 10 patients subjected to unilateral TCI. When Doppler evaluation indicated that testicular circulation had been interrupted, the radionuclide angiogram uniformly confirmed and quantified this conclusion. These results validate the hand-held Doppler as an appropriate tool for assessing testicular blood flow in patients undergoing TCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume54
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Radionuclide Angiography
Hand
Fertility Agents
Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m
Male Infertility
Technetium
Radioisotopes
Testis
Angiography
Drug Therapy
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • infertility
  • radionuclide angiography
  • regional drug delivery
  • testicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery

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Testicular circulatory isolation in man : Comparison of radionuclide angiography with Doppler evaluation. / Farr, S. A.; Littlefield, J. L.; Fletcher, James; Camacho, D. W.; Johnson, F. E.

In: Journal of Surgical Oncology, Vol. 54, No. 1, 1993, p. 57-59.

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Farr, S. A. ; Littlefield, J. L. ; Fletcher, James ; Camacho, D. W. ; Johnson, F. E. / Testicular circulatory isolation in man : Comparison of radionuclide angiography with Doppler evaluation. In: Journal of Surgical Oncology. 1993 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 57-59.
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