Timely treatment of hypospadias and undescended testis

Delaying treatment can lead to serious consequences including malignancy and reduced fertility

Cryptorchidism, or undescended testis, may be defined as the absence of a normally located testis in the scrotum.1

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Although an apparently simple and common problem to diagnose and treat, the condition continues to cause difficulties in practice, with up to two-thirds of boys undergoing appropriate surgical treatment later than is recommended.2

Untreated or delayed treatment carries the potential for long-term consequences, including reduced fertility and testicular malignancy.3

Hypospadias, a congenital abnormality of

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