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Concentrations sériques en inhibine chez les patients souffrant de varicocèle ou d’autres pathologies testiculaires

Serum inhibin concentration in patients suffering of varicocele or other testis disorders


Serum inhibin, gonadal steroids and gonadotropins have been estimated in 51 patients with either a varicocele, other testis pathologies or normal sperm, and have been compared with the sperm parameters. No significant modifications in inhibin concentrations have been observed in these patients. Moreover inhibin is not correlated with any studied parameters. In conclusion, inhibin measurement does not permit to specify the etiopathogeny of testis disorders.


L’inhibine, les stéroides gonadiques et les gonadotrophines on été mesurés au niveu serique chez 51 patients présentant soit une varicocèle, d’autres pathologies testiculaires ou un spermogramme. Aucune modification significative des concentrations d’inhibine n’a été observée chez ces patients. De plus, l’inhibine n’est corrélée avec aucun des paramètres étudiés. Donc le dosage de cette hormone, dans les conditions basales, ne permet pas de préciser l’étiopathogénie des altérations testiculaires.


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Correspondence to A. Demoulin.

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Communication présentée au Symposium „Inhibine”, Bruxelles, 28 et 29 septembre 1990.

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Demoulin, A., Pignon, M.R., Gillain, D. et al. Concentrations sériques en inhibine chez les patients souffrant de varicocèle ou d’autres pathologies testiculaires. Androl. 1, 17 (1991).

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  • inhibin
  • varicocele
  • oligospermia

Mots clés

  • Inhibine
  • varicocèle
  • oligospermie