Theoretical and Practical Considerations in Scrotal Temperature Measurement

  • Andrew I. Sealfon
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 286)


Scrotal or testicular temperature measurement serves as a clinical and research tool to study temperature effects on spermatogenesis and its relation to semen quality. While accurate temperature determination may appear simple, in reality anatomic and thermodynamic considerations may make readings unrepeatable and therefore unreliable. A better understanding of the potential problems will facilitate the work of researchers and clinicians.


Heat Flow Core Temperature Anterior Testis Scrotal Skin Elevated Testis Temperature 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew I. Sealfon
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  1. 1.Repro-Med Systems, Inc.MiddletownUSA

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