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ea0058p026 | Miscellaneous Endocrinology | BSPED2018

Using a testicular simulation model as an educational tool to improve testicular volume estimations

Craig Jessica , Sharman Megan , Fitzgerald Ciara , Wigg Dominic , Williams Beth , Wilkinson Ellen , Wright Neil , Langley Joe , Elder Charlotte

Background: Measuring testicular volume (TV) by orchidometer is a standard method of male pubertal staging. Previously we have developed a simulation model for TV estimation with different sized silicon testes housed in latex scrotum and displayed on paediatric mannequins. When used in a study of 215 paediatric endocrinologists TV was measured accurately on only 33% of occasions. Intra-observer reliability was also lacking with participants giving different estimations for the...