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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
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
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
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