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Although cryptorchidism means hidden testis, the term is now used whenever the testis is not in its normal location at the bottom of the scrotum. The testis may be visible or palpable in another location. The conditions that comprise cryptorchidism are undescended testis, retractile testis, ectopic testis, absent, vanishing or severely dysgenetic testis, ascended testis (i.e. acquired cryptorchidism) and entrapped testis.
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Last updated: August 21, 2017
Chin, Anthony, and Jayant Radhakrishnan. "Cryptorchidism." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2017. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829144/all/Cryptorchidism.
Chin A, Radhakrishnan J. Cryptorchidism. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829144/all/Cryptorchidism. Accessed October 18, 2019.
Chin, A., & Radhakrishnan, J. (2017). Cryptorchidism. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829144/all/Cryptorchidism
Chin A, Radhakrishnan J. Cryptorchidism [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. [cited 2019 October 18]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829144/all/Cryptorchidism.
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