What is the role of inhibin b 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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Schneck et al reported a trend of significantly lower inhibin B levels in boys with cryptorchidism compared with age-matched controls. Inhibin B is produced by the Sertoli cells and is an important regulator of FSH secretion. Kawada et al demonstrated that adult patients who previously had cryptorchidism and markedly low inhibin levels and elevated FSH levels had severely compromised sperm production. [75]


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