Summary: Testis in inguinal canal. That is, absence of one or both testes from the scrotum owing to failure of the testis or testes to descend through the inguinal canal to the testis. ...1,2

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Causes of Cryptorchidism

What causes undescended testicles? During pregnancy, the testicles form inside a baby boy's abdomen (tummy), before slowly moving down into the scrotum about a month or two before birth. It's not known exactly why some boys are born with undescended ...3

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Causes List for Cryptorchidism

Some possible causes of Cryptorchidism or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Cryptorchidism

Some of the types of this condition may include:5 Types of Cryptorchidism:

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Diagnosis of Cryptorchidism

When to see your GP: Undescended testicles are usually detected during the newborn physical examination carried out soon after birth, or during a routine check-up at six to eight weeks. See your GP if at any point you notice ...6

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Treatments: Cryptorchidism

Undescended testicles If you have a baby boy with an undescended testicle or testicles that don't descend naturally within a few months of birth, corrective surgery is usually recommended. This is normally carried out before two years of age, because ...7

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Undescended testes ; Undescended testis ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)8 ...

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN000029/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ undescended-testicles/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ undescended-testicles/ 
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ noonan-syndrome/ treatment/ 
  8. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN000029/ 

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