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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126
 

Testicular volume in a cohort of prepubertal Indian children


Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Date of Submission06-Jun-2019
Date of Decision08-Jun-2019
Date of Acceptance14-Sep-2019
Date of Web Publication28-Jan-2020

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Prof. Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaps.JIAPS_97_19

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Testicular volume in a cohort of prepubertal Indian children. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2020;25:126

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Testicular volume in a cohort of prepubertal Indian children. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 8];25:126. Available from: http://www.jiaps.com/text.asp?2020/25/2/126/276967




Sir,

I read with interest the distinguished study by Srinivas et al.[1] published in the July–September 2019 issue of the Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. The authors generated age-specific nomogram of the testicular volume with centiles and standard deviations to Indian children up to 8 years of age.[1] Based on the following methodological limitation, I assume that the clinical implication of that constructed nomogram must be exercised cautiously. It is explicit that there are ethnic differences in testicular size.[2] India is a country with a unique admixture of different ethnicities. The authors did not address, in the study methodology, the ethnic standards of the studied pediatric population.[1] Hence, I assume that age- and ethnicity-specific normative values of the testis size ought to be formulated. Despite the aforementioned limitation, the constructed reference values represent a useful tool in assessing testicular health in pediatric clinical settings and researches.

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Srinivas R, Thomas RJ, Sebastian T, Kurian JJ. Testicular volume in a cohort of prepubertal Indian children. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2019;24:192-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Diamond JM. Ethnic differences. Variation in human testis size. Nature 1986;320:488-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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