Testis and epididymis
Non-neoplastic testicular lesions
Reviewer: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 April 2013, last major update December 2012
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- Germ cells have variable sensitivity to radiation - type B spermatogonia are most sensitive, spermatids are least sensitive
- Therapeutic radiation may cause only temporary infertility with recovery in 30-80 weeks, delayed if combined with chemotherapy
- Radiation for intratubular germ cell neoplasia causes germ cell aplasia
- Radiation exposure at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945 caused increased tubular sclerosis, vascular hyalinization
End of Testis and epididymis > Non-neoplastic testicular lesions > Radiation effect
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