Testicular biopsy as an outpatient procedure in screening for carcinoma-in-situ: complications and the patient's acceptance

E Bruun, C Frimodt-Møller, A Giwercman, S Lenz, N E Skakkebaek

Abstract

Testicular biopsy has been performed as a simple outpatient procedure to facilitate screening purposes. The target population was men aged 20-30 years with previous cryptorchidism, and the aim of the study was to discover carcinoma-in-situ. When results from the first 209 consecutive males were assessed, very few and minor complications were encountered. Only three patients needed hospitalization for drainage of pus from the wound. The effects of the procedure as experienced by the patients were evaluated by a questionnaire. 72% of the patients found the method acceptable. The advantages were the patients' minimal absence from their jobs, and the low consumption of resources.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Andrology
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)199-202
Antal sider4
ISSN0105-6263
DOI
StatusUdgivet - feb. 1987
Udgivet eksterntJa

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