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[Cryptorchism and testicular cancer].

Authors
  • Carmona Campos, E
  • Regueiro López, J C
  • Prieto Castro, R
  • Leva Vallejo, M
  • Moreno Arcas, P
  • Requena Tapia, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Actas urologicas españolas
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
49–51
Identifiers
PMID: 10746376
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The risk of developing testicular cancer in cryptorchidism is 3 to 10 times greater than in a patient with normally descended testes, and orchiopexy does not prevent the risk of malignancy. We underscore the need to follow these patients closely and recommend the orchiectomy in postpubertal patients.

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