Cremaster muscle is not sexually dimorphic, but that from boys with undescended testis reflects alterations related to autonomic innervation


Tanyel F. C., Erdem S., Buyukpamukcu N., Tan E.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.36, no.6, pp.877-880, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/jpsu.2001.23959
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.877-880
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/Purpose: The genitofemoral nerve and its motor neuron are known to be sexually dimorphic. An association has been suggested to exist between antiandrogen-induced undescended testis and the genitofemoral nerve. Therefore, the cremaster muscles (CM) from boys and girls with inguinal hernia and boys with undescended testis were compared to evaluate the failed descent through sexual dimorphism.