Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  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

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


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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 2022 May 16 ];25:126-126
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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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References

1Srinivas 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.
2Diamond JM. Ethnic differences. Variation in human testis size. Nature 1986;320:488-9.