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Definition / general
- 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