Undescended testes: early versus late maldescent

  title={Undescended testes: early versus late maldescent},
  author={R. Bruce Davey},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
A review of 468 orchidopexies was undertaken to ascertain the importance of a complete hernial sac extending to or beyond the testis. A hernial sac was present in 84% (171/202) of testes in patients under 5 years of age, in contrast to 23% (61/266) in patients over 5 years. It seems reasonable to presume that the failure of the hernial sac to close is secondary to failure of normal descent, which in turn is due to antenatal factors and may be classified as “early maldescent”. In the older age… CONTINUE READING

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