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ea0045oc6.1 | Oral Communications 6- Endocrine | BSPED2016

The intra- and inter-user reliability of testicular volume estimation – a simulation study

Akbarian-Tefaghi Ladan , De Silva Shamani , Langley Joseph , Stanton Andrew , Wright Neil , Elder Charlotte

Background: Measuring testicular volume (TV) by orchidometer is a standard method of pubertal staging in boys. A paucity of evidence exists as to its inter and intra-user reliability and the impact of cliniciansÂ’ gender, training and experience on the accuracy of measurements. Specifically engineered prosthetic models of different size testes were developed to investigate the reliability of TV estimation.Method: The study was conducted over the thre...