Current status of cryptorchidism.

  title={Current status of cryptorchidism.},
  author={Alexander K C Leung and William Lane M Robson},
  journal={Advances in pediatrics},
Cryptorchidism is present at birth in 3% to 5% of term male infants. The incidence is higher in preterm and low birth weight infants. The two most important possible sequelae are infertility and testicular tumor. Diagnostic studies are usually not necessary if the undescended testis is palpable. Laparoscopy has replaced imaging studies for localization of a nonpalpable testis and might also obviate the need for exploration of the groin. The recommended age for treatment has progressively… CONTINUE READING