Treatment of male hypogonadism (m)
Treatment of male hypogonadism
The problem of hypogonadism and male infertility can be treated at all three levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testis axis depending on the localization of the disorder. The following hormone supplements are used:
A male patient who has undergone a pituitary adenectomy has now developed hypogonadism. Which therapy would be suitable for the patient in order to restore effective spermatogenesis?
Extra info: Supplying testosterone is necessary. Virtually all patients who need T replacement for hypopituitarism rarely have spontaneous, effective spermatogenesis. Both GnRH by subcutaneous pump and gonadotropins by daily subcutaneous injections have been used effectively to induce fertility.