Essentials of Pediatric Surgery

Undescended Testis (Cryptorchidism)

Author(s): Assalah T. Gumer and Sultan M. Ghanim * .

Pp: 206-235 (30)

DOI: 10.2174/9789814998840121010007

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter will discuss common genital tract diseases in pediatric age group. These include undescended testis, testicular neoplasm, ovarian cyst, and ovarian neoplasm, and ambiguous genitalia. Undescended testis incidence is 30% in pre-term and 3% in full-term infants and it is associated with an increased risk of infertility and malignancy. Testicular neoplasm has different types; the most common type is yolk sac tumor. Ovarian cysts are quite common in childhood and adolescence age groups. Lastly, we will discuss ambiguous genitalia, which should address as a medical emergency condition during evaluation.

Keywords: Genital Diseases, Neoplasms, Pediatrics.

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