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Materials and Methods: The data of patients who underwent surgical operation by a single pediatric urologist for undescended testis between 2013 and 2016 was evaluated retrospectively.
A clinical diagnosis of testicular tumour in an undescended testis was made.
2,8 So the purpose of early correction is to improve spermatogenesis, and to detect any malignancy in its early stage, to correct associated hernia and to alleviate psychological trauma associated with undescended testis.
Emergency surgeries such as incarcerated hernia with undescended testis, re-do surgeries and the second stage of orchidopexy were excluded.
Key Words: Undescended testis, cryptorchidism, orchidopexy, laparoscopy.
Undescended testis or cryptorchidism is best defined as a testis that cannot be manipulated to the bottom of the scrotum without undue tension on the spermatic cord.
In fact, both testes have a lifetime higher risk of testis cancer if one of the testes is undescended, regardless of whether or when the undescended testis is corrected.
The position of the undescended testis is related to the likelihood of carcinogenesis with intra-abdominal testis having the highest malignant potential.
Unilateral cryptorchids have only one undescended testis, whereas neither testis has descended in bilateral cryptorchids.
An undescended testis is one of the most common genitourinary anomalies in male infants.
THE most significant risk factor is undescended testis with 10 per cent of patients having a history of this condition.