Cryptorchidism and testicular torsion

B. G. Cilento, S. S. Najjar, A. Atala

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The cause of cryptorchidism remains obscure. Hormonal therapy is ineffective for most patients and initial response may be temporary. Surgery remains the most effective treatment for cryptorchidism. Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency in the postnatal infant and the pubertal male. Controversy surrounds the management of prenatal torsion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1149
Number of pages17
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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