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Table 2 Regional differences in the use of hormonal therapy, use of surgery and mean age at surgery

From: Management of cryptorchidism: a survey of clinical practice in Italy

  Hormonal therapy* Surgery** Mean age at surgery, in months (SD)†
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 18.2% (2/11) 90% (9/10)§ 21,5 (± 8,0)
Veneto 9.4% (3/32) 71.9% (23/32) 23,9 (± 10,85)
Lombardy 30% (6/20) 75% (15/20) 21,2 (± 10,6)
Umbria 41.7% (5/12) 58.3% (7/12) 23,6 (± 18,7)
Sicily 53.3% (8/15) 46.7% (7/15) 25,0 (± 6,6)
  1. * χ2 per trend, p = 0,001; ** χ2 per trend, p = 0,026; † p = 0.7, §1 children lost at follow up after starting hormonal therapy