Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the significance of contralateral testis size in predicting monorchism in pediatric patients with unilateral undescended testis
Patient had bilateral undescended testis
(cryptorchid), hypospadiasis and micropenis.
4) Our index patient had a history of an undescended testis
Lower Socioeconomic Status is Associated with Malignancy in Patients with Undescended Testis
Children between age 6 months to twelve years presenting with impalpable undescended testis
were included in the study.
The main therapy for undescended testis
is surgical treatment.
He also talked about congenital hypothyroid, undescended testis
This article addresses a contemporary perspective on the pathophysiology of the undescended testis
, impact on testicular function and risk of testicular cancer.
2), (4-6) Our case presented with a painless scrotal lump, whereas most cases in the literature were diagnosed during exploration for inguinal hernia (24%), undescended testis
(22%), and testicular torsion (15%).
Surgical conditions tend to be age specific (adapted from Davenport, 1996) Infants up to one week old * Gastrointestinal atresias (eg, duodenal atresia) * Malrotation of the gut * Meconium ileus (delay in passage of meconium >48 hours after birth) * Hirschsprung's disease (delay in passage of meconium >48 hours after birth) * Hypospadias * Undescended testis
* Hydrocele Infants up to two months old * Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (most cases need medical management) * Pyloric stenosis * Inguinal hernia * Umbilical hernia Infants up to one year old * Intussusception * Inguinal hernia Older children * Appendicitis * Torsion of testis * Mastoiditis * Intussusception (usually have an identifiable cause eg, Henoch-Schonlein purpura) Table 2.
3,4 The surgical treatment of a palpable undescended testis
has been a two incision inguinal approach which has been a standard procedure for a long time.
No matter how old the child is when the undescended testis
is discovered, surgery should be performed for several important reasons.
So if you see a boy with an undescended testis
at 1 year of age, and that same boy later has language delay, and he's a wreck in kindergarten, and then in third or fourth grade there are learning disabilities, think about Klinefelter syndrome.
We report a patient with seminoma arising in an undescended testis
which presented as a palpable painful mass of lower abdomen.
An undescended testis
and abdominal mass was found in one (4%) patient, which is similar to a 35-year review at Ibadan, Nigeria, where 4% of tumours arose from undescended testes.