Failure of one or both testes to descend; low birth weight is a factor

  • History / PE:
    Bilateral cryptorchidism associated with prematuriity, oligospermia, congenital malformation syndromes ( Prader-Willi syndrome , Noonan syndrome ), and infertility
  • Treatment:
    Orchioplexy by 6-12 months; if discovered later, treat with orchiectomy to avoid risk of testicular cancer
  • Notes:
    Bringing down the testes into scrotum does NOT decrease the risk of testicular cancer

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June 22nd 2010