The Ascending Testis and the Testis Undescended Since Birth Share the Same Histopathology

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From: The Journal of Urology(Vol. 168, Issue 6)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Article
Length: 143 words

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Byline: SUSAN L. RUSNACK, HSI-YANG WU, DALE S. HUFF, HOWARD M. SNYDER, STEPHEN A. ZDERIC, MICHAEL C. CARR, DOUGLAS A. CANNING Keywords: testis; cryptorchidism; germ cells Abstract: The etiology of the ascending testis is controversial. We propose that ascending testis, defined as a testis previously thought to be descended and later noted to be out of the scrotum, is due to mild hypogonadotropic hypogonadism affecting both testes. The diagnosis of these low types of true undescended testes is difficult to make clinically in children since they are frequently confused with retractile testes. In this study we compared testicular biopsies in a group of boys with ascending testes with those in boys who had an undescended testis since birth (primary undescended testis). Author Affiliation: From the Divisions of Pediatric Urology and Pathology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Article History: Accepted 26 July 2002

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A196991289