Table 1

Left side1-150 scrotal skin temperature and rectal temperature in healthy male neonates (group I: age 0 to 4 weeks), infants (group II: age 1 to 12 months), and toddlers (group III: age 13 to 55 months). The results for the right scrotal side were very similar (data not shown, ns for all parameters)

  • T = temperature, ND = not done, NS = p < 0.05.

  • 1-150 The left side was chosen for direct comparability with literature data (table 2), and since this is the side where varicocele occurs.

  • 1-151 p < 0.01 Cotton v plastic lined napkins.

  • 1-152 p < 0.001 Cotton v plastic lined napkins, identical letters mark significant differences between groups (posthoc test: p < 0.05).