Contractility and electrophysiological parameters of cremaster muscles of boys with a hernia or undescended testis


Bingol-Kologlu M., Sara Y., Tanyel F. C. , Onur R., Buyukpamukcu N., Hicsonmez A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.33, no.10, pp.1490-1494, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-3468(98)90482-1
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1490-1494
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/Purpose: The cremaster muscle (CM) has been considered to participate in regulation of blood flow and temperature of the testis. Its contribution to testicular descent has been suggested. However, there is limited information about the CM in physiological and pathological states. Therefore, an experimental study has been conducted to evaluate and compare the contractile and electrophysiological properties of CM in boys with descended or undescended testes.