Age at surgery for undescended testis and risk of testicular cancer.

  title={Age at surgery for undescended testis and risk of testicular cancer.},
  author={Andreas Pettersson and Lorenzo Richiardi and Agneta Nordenskjold and Magnus Kaijser and Olof Akre},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={356 18},
BACKGROUND Undescended testis, which is a risk factor for testicular cancer, is usually treated surgically, but whether the age at treatment has any effect on the risk is unclear. We studied the relation between the age at treatment for undescended testis and the risk of testicular cancer. METHODS We identified men who underwent orchiopexy for undescended testis in Sweden between 1964 and 1999. Cohort subjects were identified in the Swedish Hospital Discharge Register and followed for the… CONTINUE READING


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