Which anomalies and conditions are associated with cryptorchidism?

Updated: Dec 17, 2020
  • Author: Joel M Sumfest, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Several authors have examined the anatomic position of cryptorchid testes. Cendron and Duckett documented the position upon physical examination and compared this with position at the time of surgery. [27] On physical examination, testicular positions were as follows:

  • Nonpalpable - 32.8%
  • Above the tubercle - 11.8%
  • At the tubercle - 34.7%
  • Upper scrotum - 15.3%
  • Suspected ectopia - 5.4%

At surgery, testicular findings were as follows:

  • Intra-abdominal - 9%
  • Peeping testis - 20%
  • Tubercle - 42%
  • Upper scrotum - 8%
  • Superficial inguinal pouch (SIP)/ectopic - 12%
  • Absent or atrophic - 9%

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