Paternity, erectile function, and health-related quality of life in patients operated for pediatric testicular torsion

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Mäkelä , E P , Roine , R P & Taskinen , S 2020 , ' Paternity, erectile function, and health-related quality of life in patients operated for pediatric testicular torsion ' , Journal of Pediatric Urology , vol. 16 , no. 1 , ARTN 44.e1 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2019.10.008

Title: Paternity, erectile function, and health-related quality of life in patients operated for pediatric testicular torsion
Author: Mäkelä, Eija P.; Roine, Risto P.; Taskinen, Seppo
Contributor: University of Helsinki, HUS Children and Adolescents
University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland
University of Helsinki, HUS Children and Adolescents
Date: 2020-02
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Journal of Pediatric Urology
ISSN: 1477-5131
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/320407
Abstract: Introduction Spermatic cord torsion (SCT) may lead to organ loss and can potentially influence fertility. Long-term effects of SCT are not fully investigated. Objective The purpose was to evaluate paternity rates in adults who have had SCT in childhood and to compare the results to those of a control population. The secondary purposes were to compare paternity rates after testis-preserving surgery with those after orchiectomy and to evaluate erectile function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Study design Questionnaires concerning paternity, erectile function (International Index of Erectile Function [IIEF]-5 questionnaire), and HRQoL (15D questionnaire) were mailed to 74 men who had been treated for SCT and to 92 controls treated for testicular appendage torsion in 1977-1995 and who were currently older than 30 years. Results Thirty-five of the 74 (47%) patients with SCT and 58 of the 92 (63%) controls responded. A same-aged control was selected for each patient with SCT. The median age at investigation was 41 (interquatile range [IQR]: 36 to 46) years in the SCT group and 41 (IQR: 38 to 46) years in the control group (p = 0.81). The paternity rate was 23 of 35 (66%) in the SCT group and 26 of 34 (76%) in the control group (p = 0.43). Nine percent of patients and controls suffered from infertility. Of the 30- to 50-year-old patients with SCT, 9 of 16 (56%) had children after orchiectomy, and 13 of 16 (81%), after detorsion (p = 0.25). Significant or moderate erectile dysfunction (IIEF-5 total score Discussion Paternity, erectile function, or HRQoL was not impaired in the general level in the patients with SCT in comparison with controls. Both the modes of treatment, orchiectomy or detorsion, had no significant impact on the results. However, the results cannot be generalized to the individual level. The limitations were a small sample size and inability to investigate maternal factors to the paternity. However, the results are encouraging for the patients and families. Conclusion Paternity rate and HRQoL were similar in patients with SCT and controls. The type of surgery (orchiectomy vs. detorsion) did not affect paternity rates statistically. Moderate or significant erectile dysfunction was rare in both groups.
Subject: 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
fertility
paternity
testicular torsion
quality of life
erectile function
Testicular torsion
Fertility
Paternity
Erectile function
Quality of life
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