Journal article

UPDATE ON CONGENITAL VERSUS ACQUIRED UNDESCENDED TESTES: INCIDENCE, DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT

Tamara Bonney, John Hutson, Bridget Southwell, Don Newgreen

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2008

Abstract

Congenital and acquired undescended testes are two distinct entities. Current management is surgery in the first 6-12 months of life for congenital undescended testes. Current management of acquired undescended testes is surgery at the time of diagnosis. Accurate diagnoses and expedient management are imperative in this condition to minimize the long-term sequelae of infertility and testicular cancer.