LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 126
Testicular volume in a cohort of prepubertal Indian children
Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
|Date of Submission||06-Jun-2019|
|Date of Decision||08-Jun-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||14-Sep-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||28-Jan-2020|
Prof. Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
P.O. Box 55302, Baghdad Post Office, Baghdad
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Al-Mendalawi MD. Testicular volume in a cohort of prepubertal Indian children. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2020;25:126
I read with interest the distinguished study by Srinivas et al. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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