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Current management of the undescended testicle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17210485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cryptorchidism, where either one or both testes fails to migrate to the base of the scrotum, affects 4% to 5% of full-term and 9% to 30% of premature males at birth. The testis can be found in any position along its usual line of descent; however, approximately 80% will be located in the inguinal region, just outside the inguinal canal. Early correction, from 3 to 6 months of age, is currently advised. The preferred means of investigation and subsequent surgical intervention are dependent on the position of the cryptorchid testis. Risks associated with cryptorchidism include infertility and malignancy. The aim of appropriate management is to minimize these, and any other, associated complications.
John M Hutson; Melanie C C Clarke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in pediatric surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1055-8586     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-09     Completed Date:  2007-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216162     Medline TA:  Semin Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, Royal Childrens Hospital (Melbourne), Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cryptorchidism / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery*

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