Age at Surgery for Undescended Testis and Risk of Testicular Cancer

Age at Surgery for Undescended Testis and Risk of Testicular Cancer. Pettersson, Andreas, Lorenzo Richiardi, Agneta Nordenskjold, Magnus Kaijser, and Olof Akre. (2007): 1835-841.

Abstract

Undescended testis, or cryptorchidism, which occurs in 2 to 5% of boys born at term, is one of the most common congenital abnormalities. Cryptorchidism is associated with impaired fertility and is a risk factor for testicular cancer. Among men who have had undescended testis, the risk of cancer is increased two to eight times, and 5 to 10% of all men with testicular cancer have a history of cryptorchidism. However, it is unknown whether cryptorchidism and testicular cancer have a common cause, or whether cryptorchidism is in itself a cause of testicular cancer.

 

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  1. NON visualized testicule undescanded my report yesterday my age is 32 what can I do this problem curable any possible in future I am able to dad

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