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Normally the testicles, which form inside the abdomen of a male fetus, descend into the sac beneath the penis (scrotum) by the time the baby is born.
An undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) is one that remains inside the body and has not moved down into the scrotum. One or both testicles may be affected.
Undescended testicles are often classified according to their location and whether they can be felt (palpable or nonpalpable).
Current as of:
February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsAdam Husney MD - Family MedicinePeter Anderson MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Peter Anderson MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
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