The male transitional phase is of fundamental importance for future fertility. This aspect is largely neglected in clinical practice. This opinion aims to shed light on these issues. The children frequently complete the transition phase with a slight reduction of testicular volume. The system of detecting testicular volume is often inadequate. These patients evidently complete puberty in an incomplete way because they do not reach an adequate testicular volume, albeit in the presence of adequate height and regular secondary sexual characteristics.

Early Identification of Isolated Sertoli Cell Dysfunction in Prepubertal and Transition Age: Is It Time?

La Vignera, Sandro;Condorelli, Rosita A;Cimino, Laura;Cannarella, Rossella;Giacone, Filippo;Calogero, Aldo E
2019

Abstract

The male transitional phase is of fundamental importance for future fertility. This aspect is largely neglected in clinical practice. This opinion aims to shed light on these issues. The children frequently complete the transition phase with a slight reduction of testicular volume. The system of detecting testicular volume is often inadequate. These patients evidently complete puberty in an incomplete way because they do not reach an adequate testicular volume, albeit in the presence of adequate height and regular secondary sexual characteristics.
male infertility; male transition; primary prevention
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