What is the role of primary hormonal therapy in the treatment of cryptorchidism?

Updated: Dec 17, 2020
  • Author: Joel M Sumfest, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Primary hormonal therapy with hCG (see choriogonadotropin alfa) or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH or luteinizing hormone–releasing hormone [LHRH]) has been used for many years, especially in Europe. In the United States, only hCG is currently available.


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