Aims and objectives
after 50 years in Cowper’s glands (CG) are found signs of involution,
which progresses with age and after 70-80 years life acquires the characteristics of senile atrophy.
The CG are surrounded by fibrous connective tissue,
which makes them difficult to find,
decrease in size and compacted [1,2].
Also in the literature there is evidence that the CG do not change their size as they age.
When pathologic study of 100 pairs of CG of men from 16 to 82 years has shown that...
Methods and materials
Ultrasound CG was performed in 76 volunteers aged 15 to 93 years.
vascularization and spectral indices of blood flow CG were studied.
Installed the trend,
reflecting the gradual decrease of the volume CG with age (r = - 0,22; p ≤ 0,05).
The maximum amount CG was in the age group up to 19 years,
and the lowest in the group 70 - 79 years.
Pronounced age-regression volume CG began with the age of 40.
With age was reconstructed contours and echostructure CG.
They expressed the blurred contours and uneven increase in echogenicity CG (p ≤ 0,05).
In older age groups echo CG was comparable to echo...
With age CG are subject to change due to androgenic deficit.
They are reducing the size,
sclerotic and cystic restructuring CG,
decrease of blood flow.
Involutive changes CG must be considered in the diagnosis of diseases of the reproductive system.
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Professor Alexander Igorevich Gromov,
Moscov Research and Practical Centre of Medical Radiology,
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