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Associated anomalies in undescended testes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6133754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several chromosomal and nonchromosomal syndromes are associated with cryptorchidism. Primary dysgenetic hypogonadism probably is the major cause of cryptorchidism in these syndromes. Systematic microscopic investigations of testicular tissue are not available. A higher than normal incidence of urinary tract malformations in boys with cryptorchidism has been reported, but there is no agreement in the literature on whether all patients with cryptorchidism should be screened for abnormalities of the urinary tract. In infants with ambiguous genitalia, including hypospadias, very often the testes are not palpable. Extensive evaluation of such infants is a 'social emergency'; early assignment of the gender role of the infant is of great importance. The association of neurofacial midline defects with short stature and cryptorchidism should be recognized.
H K Visser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-08     Completed Date:  1983-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  272-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Chromosome Aberrations
Chromosome Disorders
Cryptorchidism / complications,  genetics*
Genitalia / abnormalities,  pathology
Infant, Newborn

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