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Undescended testes: incidence in 1,002 consecutive male infants and outcome at 1 year of age

Undescended testes: incidence in 1,002 consecutive male infants and outcome at 1 year of age In a study of 1,002 consecutive Malaysian male newborns, 48 (4.8%) were found to have undescended testes (UDT). The rate and laterality of the UDT were associated with lower birth weight (P < 0.001) and prematurity (P < 0.001). Boys with UDT were also more likely to have other congenital abnormalities of the external genitalia, the commonest being hydrocele. No correlation between UDT and maternal age, birth order, social class, or mode of delivery was demonstrated in this study. Although 26/34 (76.5%) of UDT achieved full spontaneous descent by 1 year of age, 1.1% of all infants whose testes remained undescended required regular long-term follow-up with surgical referral and correction at an appropriate time. A premature infant with UDT is more likely to achieve full testicular descent at 1 year of age than a term infant. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Surgery International Springer Journals

Undescended testes: incidence in 1,002 consecutive male infants and outcome at 1 year of age

Pediatric Surgery International , Volume 13 (1) – Sep 21, 2013

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Pediatrics; Surgery; Pediatric Surgery
ISSN
0179-0358
eISSN
1437-9813
DOI
10.1007/s003830050239
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Abstract

In a study of 1,002 consecutive Malaysian male newborns, 48 (4.8%) were found to have undescended testes (UDT). The rate and laterality of the UDT were associated with lower birth weight (P < 0.001) and prematurity (P < 0.001). Boys with UDT were also more likely to have other congenital abnormalities of the external genitalia, the commonest being hydrocele. No correlation between UDT and maternal age, birth order, social class, or mode of delivery was demonstrated in this study. Although 26/34 (76.5%) of UDT achieved full spontaneous descent by 1 year of age, 1.1% of all infants whose testes remained undescended required regular long-term follow-up with surgical referral and correction at an appropriate time. A premature infant with UDT is more likely to achieve full testicular descent at 1 year of age than a term infant.

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Pediatric Surgery InternationalSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 21, 2013

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