Methylene blue increases contralateral testicular ischaemia-reperfusion injury after unilateral testicular torsion


INAN M., BASARAN U. N. , DOKMECI D., YALCIN O., Aydogdu N. , TURAN N.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY, vol.35, no.1, pp.50-54, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1681.2007.04736.x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-54

Abstract

Testicular ischaemia-reperfusion injury is commonly seen in childhood. Infertility occurs in 25% of patients after unilateral testicular ischaemia. It is has been reported that methylene blue has a positive effect in the reparation of ischaemia-reperfusion injury in different tissues. Therefore, we hypothesized that methylene blue may prevent the hazardous effects of ischaemia-reperfusion injury in testicular tissue after unilateral testicular torsion.