Cryptorchism and testicular cancer

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OBJECTIVE: This report insists on the higher risk of testicular cancer in cryptorchidism and indicates the more adequate management of this pathology. METHODS/RESULTS: We report a 27 years old patient with history of cryptorchidism, diagnosed of abdominal tumor in urgency. This tumor was a seminoma in intrapelvic testicle. CONCLUSIONS: 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.




Carmona Campos, E., Regueiro López, J. C., Prieto Castro, R., Leva Vallejo, M., Moreno Arcas, P., & Requena Tapia, M. J. (2000). Cryptorchism and testicular cancer. Actas Urologicas Españolas, 24(1), 49–51.

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