The undescended testis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Cryptorchidism represents a common condition affecting male infants that has significant clinical implications, including infertility and testicular malignancy. The precise developmental mechanisms leading to cryptorchidism are poorly understood; however, abnormalities in both functional anatomic and hormonal factors during embryogenesis and testicular descent are implicated. Although surgical intervention is ultimately required, there is a defined role for diagnostic imaging in patient evaluation-particularly in the setting of a nonpalpable undescended testis. Consultation among urologists, pediatric surgeons, and radiologists is paramount to optimize patient care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Christensen, JD; Dogra, VS

Published Date

  • August 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 316

PubMed ID

  • 17874654

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-2171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.sult.2007.05.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States