Which specialist consultations are beneficial for patients with Klinefelter syndrome and hypogonadism?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Patients with hypergonadotropic hypogonadism are traditionally considered infertile. However, men with Klinefelter syndrome may benefit from a consultation with a reproductive urologist and testicular sperm extraction (TESE) followed by in vitro fertilization. This technique has allowed men with Klinefelter syndrome to father children. For boys with Klinefelter syndrome who have reached puberty, cryopreservation of semen samples containing very low numbers of spermatozoa is possible and should be offered before testosterone supplementation, since supplementation may suppress spermatogenesis.


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