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About five per cent of all boys are born with this condition. Premature and low birth weight babies are at increased risk.
It may include: Hormonal therapy- Hormone injections like (B-HCG or testosterone) to try to bring the testicle into the scrotum and is not usually recommended because it is much less effective than surgery, and Surgical repair- To bring the testicle into the scrotum and can be done either with a laparoscope or with open surgery.
Molecular research is aimed at identifying the genes associated with the causes of an undescended testicle and the long-term possibility of infertility in boys born with undescended testes.