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J Pediatr. 1995 Dec;127(6):948-51.

Cryptorchidism, pediatricians, and family practitioners: patterns of practice and referral.

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  • 1Section of Pediatric Urology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden 08103-1439, USA.


A multicenter study was undertaken to study cryptorchidism and the timing of orchidopexy. A total of 329 children underwent surgery at a mean age of 4.2 years; 17% of the surgery was performed between 6 and 12 months of age, 25% between 5 and 10 years of age, and 9% during or after puberty. Only 30% of the pediatricians and 14% of the family practitioners recommended orchidopexy between 6 and 12 months of age, and 17% of these referring physicians recommended waiting until 3 to 10 years of age. Improved education is needed if current recommendations for early orchidopexy are to be achieved.

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