Chronic Scrotal Hypothermia
The Testicular Hypothermia Device (THD) was conceived to test the theory that an intrinsic defect in testicular thermoregulation causes elevation of intrascrotal temperature and results in subfertile semen (Zorgniotti et al., 1980, 1986). When it was found that lowering temperature about 2.0°C by a prototype THD resulted in semen improvement and pregnancy in the wives of infertile men, the therapeutic potential was realized. The THD is a cotton scrotal covering which lowers temperature by controlled evaporation of water from its surface (Figure 1).
KeywordsInfertile Couple Tinea Cruris Idiopathic Infertility Control Evaporation Scrotal Temperature
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