Undescended testis: the effect of treatment on subsequent risk of subfertility and malignancy.

@article{Chilvers1986UndescendedTT,
  title={Undescended testis: the effect of treatment on subsequent risk of subfertility and malignancy.},
  author={Clair Chilvers and Nicholas E. Dudley and Malcolm H. Gough and Marcus W. Jackson and Malcolm C. Pike},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={
          691-6
        }
}
The literature was reviewed for information on the long-term effects of cryptorchidism on fertility and cancer incidence. In unilateral cryptorchidism, treatment policies of orchidopexy alone, or of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) therapy followed, if necessary, by orchidopexy, have resulted in similar levels of reduced fertility (15% azoospermia, and an additional 30% oligospermia, ie, sperm count less than 20 X 10(6)/mL). Very similar results were observed in unilateral cryptorchid men… CONTINUE READING
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