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Tunis Med. 2011 Mar;89(3):254-7.

[Adult's cryptorchidism: clinical and therapeutic aspects. About 100 cases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service Urologie CHU La Rabta, Université Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisie.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cryptorchidism is a pathological condition defined as the failure of the testis descending into the scrotum. It is a rare condition in adults.

AIM:

To study clinical and therapeutic aspects of cryptorchidism in adults.

METHODS:

A retrospective study of a series of 100 adult patients (mean age: 25.1 years; 19-50 years) with cryptorchid testis admitted in an urology department in Tunis.

RESULTS:

The main reasons for consultation were the finding of an empty purse, inguinal pain and primary sterility. The testicle was palpable in 84 cases. The treatment consisted of an orchidopexy in most cases and in 14 cases orchydectomy.

CONCLUSION:

Finding of cryptorchidism in adult is a real diagnostic failure. Surgical treatment is indicated to facilitate surveillance.

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