Testicular tissue cryopreservation

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Given the better survival rates for many cancers, even cancers occurring in childhood, quality of life has become an important issue in cancer treatment [8]. While sperm banking is the golden standard to preserve male fertility in adult men undergoing potential sterilizing treatment [9], not all adult men present spermatozoa in their ejaculates when cancer is being diagnosed [10]. When cancer is diagnosed in childhood, active spermatogenesis is not present, ; hence cryobanking of spermatozoa is not an option.
When ejaculated spermatozoa cannot be cryopreserved, cryopreservation of testicular tissue either containing spermatozoa or spermatogonial stem cells may be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationgonadal tissue cryopreservation in fertility
EditorsN Suzuki, J Donnez
ISBN (Print)978-4-431-55963-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Cryopreservation for the reconstruction
  • Klinefelter
  • spermatogonial stem cell


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