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Risk factors for cryptorchidism

Risk factors for cryptorchidism Cryptorchidism (undescended testes) is one of the most common congenital abnormalities observed in boys, and is one of the few known risk factors for testicular cancer The key factors associated with the occurrence of cryptorchidism remain elusive Few factors are supported by consistent evidence of an association with cryptorchidism despite a considerable body of aetiological research For factors for which evidence seems unequivocal, the measured factor is likely to be a surrogate for the true causal factor The relative importance of each risk factor could vary considerably between mother–son pairs depending on an array of genetic, maternal, placental and fetal factors, which could vary between regions http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Reviews Urology Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Nature Publishing Group, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Urology
ISSN
1759-4812
eISSN
1759-4820
DOI
10.1038/nrurol.2017.90
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Abstract

Cryptorchidism (undescended testes) is one of the most common congenital abnormalities observed in boys, and is one of the few known risk factors for testicular cancer The key factors associated with the occurrence of cryptorchidism remain elusive Few factors are supported by consistent evidence of an association with cryptorchidism despite a considerable body of aetiological research For factors for which evidence seems unequivocal, the measured factor is likely to be a surrogate for the true causal factor The relative importance of each risk factor could vary considerably between mother–son pairs depending on an array of genetic, maternal, placental and fetal factors, which could vary between regions

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Nature Reviews UrologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 27, 2017

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