Although cryptorchidism should be diagnosed at birth and treated in early childhood, in many parts of the world it is first diagnosed in adulthood, often incidentally. This video presents data on 58 men over the age of 18 years who underwent surgery for cryptorchidism, with an illustrative case of an apparently atrophic inguinal testis. Sep 24, · Cryptorchidism occurs when one or both of the testicles do not descend into the scrotum while the fetus is developing. During gestation, the testicles form in the abdomen and gradually drop through.
Background: Cryptorchidism is a pathological condition defined as the failure of the testis descending into the scrotum. It is a rare condition in adults. Aim: To study clinical and therapeutic aspects of cryptorchidism in adults. Methods: A retrospective study of a series of adult patients (mean age: years; years) with cryptorchid testis admitted in an urology . Cryptorchidism also known as undescended testicles is a condition in which one or both of a baby boy’s testicles (testes) have not moved down into their proper place in the scrotum. Cryptorchidism occurs in about 3% of full-term infants and about 30% of premature infants.
Dec 28, · Cryptorchidism• absence of one or both testes from the scrotum• the most frequent congenital birth defect in male children (2–4% in full-term male births) 3. • In cryptorchid testicles, the incidence of testicular cancer is considered to be 3 to 48 times greater than in the general population.•. These results show that surgical treatment of bilateral cryptorchidism after the age of 2 years does not prevent infertility. Sperm count and endocrine evaluation advocated after the treatment of bilateral cryptorchidism in all adult patients.