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Table 2 Patients’ age and semen parameters of testicular tumor, leukemia and lymphoma

From: Male cancer patient sperm cryopreservation for fertility preservation: 10-year monocentric experience

  Testicular tumors(n = 68) Leukemia(n = 18) Lymphoma(n = 65) p-Valuec
abstinence time(days) a 4.4 ± 1.8(n = 50,74 %f) 4.7 ± 2.0(n = 12,67 %f) 4.1 ± 1.2(n = 55,85 %f) 0.7188d
age at banking (years) 27 ± 7.5 24.7 ± 7.2 25.1 ± 5.5 0.0115 d
volume at banking (mL) a 3.8 ± 7.8 2.8 ± 1.3 3.4 ± 1.3 0.0388d
pre-count (106/mL) b 30 (0.9–159) 18.5 (0.7–134) 48 (1.5–222) 0.0020e
pre-total sperm number (106) b 81(3-726) 52(1-1701) 172(2-1304) 0.0130e
pre-progressive motility (%) b 48.5 (3.1–83) 41.5 (6.69-48) 50 (1.04-73) 0.1595e
post-count (106/mL) b 16.4 (0.6–89) 10.9 (0.5–92) 32 (1-120) 0.1436e
post-progressive motility (%) b 28 (2.6–61) 18.5 (2–37) 30 (5–60) 0.0563e
Recovery rates (%) b 59.5 (6.8–89.6) 53.7 (9.1–77) 60.8 (25–89) 0.5558e
  1. a: mean ± standard deviation
  2. b: median (range)
  3. c: p < 0.05 significant
  4. d: One-way analysis of variance among groups
  5. e: Kruskal-Wallis tests was used among groups
  6. f: the percent of abstinence time of the patients between 2 and 7 days as compared to all patients in each group
  7. pre-count, pre-total sperm number and pre-progressive motility: count of spermatozoa (million/ml), total sperm number (million/ejaculate) and percentage of spermatozoa with progressive motility before banking post-count, and post-progressive motility: count of spermatozoa (million/ml) and percentage of spermatozoa with progressive motility after thawing recovery rate (%): the percentage recovery of progressively motile spermatozoa after thawing as compared to fresh spermatozoa before banking