Cryptorchidism

Cryptorchidism is the highly common genital problem that is encountered in pediatrics. This is detected by the absence of one or both testes from the scrotum and generally refers to an undescended or maldescended testis. About 3% of full-term and 30% of premature infant boys are born with at least one undescended testis. This may develop after the infant stage or during the late adulthood ( but this is exceptional ). Cryptorchidism is a from of monorchism, the condition of having only one testicle. The condition may occur on one or both sides; it more commonly affects the right testis.. cryptorchidism nearly always refers to congenital absence or maldescent, a testis observed in the scrotum in early infancy can occasionally "reascend" into the inguinal canal.

Cryptorchidism is the mos common genital problem that is detected during childhood. It is commonly found in males. This is the condition where we find the absence of one or both the testes from the scrotal sacs in males. The treatment should be started when the person is approximately 6 months old. If this is untreated it may result in deleterious effects on testes. Primary hormonal therapy which includes hCG or gonadotropic releasing hormone is used for the treatment. This also results in testicular germ tumors and psychological problems if left untreated in the adulthood. Although cryptorchidism nearly always refers to congenital absence or maldescent, a testis observed in the scrotum in early infancy can occasionally "reascend" (move back up) into the inguinal canal.

  • Normal fetal testicular development and descent
  • Psychological consequences
  • Infertility
  • Veterinary occurrence
  • Case study of cryptorchidism

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