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01 August 2006

Electro-orchidogram: A non-invasive diagnostic tool in testicular pathologies

Ahmed Shafik, Olfat El-Sibai, Ismail Shafik

Med Sci Monit 2006; 12(8): MT51-55 :: ID: 452868

Abstract

Background:We investigated the hypothesis that the transcutaneous electro-orchidogram (EOG) can act as a diagnostic tool in testicular pathological conditions.

Material/Methods:Three electrodes were applied to the scrotal skin of 21 healthy volunteers (controls), 12 patients with acute epididymo-orchitis (EO), 8 with testicular torsion (TT), 10 with unilateral undescended testicle (UT), and 9 with testicular seminoma (TS). Recordings were performed before and 48 hours and 1, 3, and 6 months after treatment. Semen analysis was done 1, 3, and 6 months post-treatment.

Results:Recordings from healthy volunteers showed slow waves (SWs) with similar wave variables from the three electrodes of the same individual. Patients with EO exhibited increased SW variables (p

Keywords: Electrodes, Case-Control Studies, Electrodiagnosis - methods, Epididymitis - pathology, Orchitis - pathology, Scrotum - pathology, Spermatic Cord Torsion, Testicular Diseases - pathology, Testis - pathology

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