Twelve patients (age range: 53-78 years) with prostatic cancer were treated with Buserelin (1.2 mg/day) and cyproterone acetate (150 mg/day). Testicular biopsies performed after 13-96 weeks of treatment were compared to those obtained from 6 untreated men of similar age. Deranged spermatogenesis was observed in all but 1 treated patient. The appearance of immature Sertoli cells and atrophic Leydig cells suggests a condition of pharmacologic 'hypophysectomy'. The variable damage to the seminiferous epithelium and findings of an incomplete involution of Leydig cells suggested a decreased but still present testicular steroidogenesis.

Testicular changes after treatment with a GnRH analog (Buserelin) in association with cyproterone acetate in men with prostatic cancer

PROPERZI, Giuliana;FRANCAVILLA, Sandro;VICENTINI, Carlo;CORDESCHI, Giuliana;PARADISO GALATIOTO, Giuseppe;
1989

Abstract

Twelve patients (age range: 53-78 years) with prostatic cancer were treated with Buserelin (1.2 mg/day) and cyproterone acetate (150 mg/day). Testicular biopsies performed after 13-96 weeks of treatment were compared to those obtained from 6 untreated men of similar age. Deranged spermatogenesis was observed in all but 1 treated patient. The appearance of immature Sertoli cells and atrophic Leydig cells suggests a condition of pharmacologic 'hypophysectomy'. The variable damage to the seminiferous epithelium and findings of an incomplete involution of Leydig cells suggested a decreased but still present testicular steroidogenesis.
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