Current management of the undescended testicle.

  title={Current management of the undescended testicle.},
  author={John M Hutson and Melanie C. C. Clarke},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery},
  volume={16 1},
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… CONTINUE READING

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