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April 30, 1927

RESULTS OF OPERATION FOR UNDESCENDED TESTIS: WITH CONSERVATION OF THE SPERMATIC CIRCULATION

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the urologic department, Michael Reese Hospital.

JAMA. 1927;88(18):1389-1391. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680440023009
Abstract

The subject of nondescent of the testis and its adequate correction is discussed by various writers from a vast number of angles. In fact, each author suggests different theoretical considerations in regard to its etiology and the proper operative procedures for its cure.

An experience with fifteen cases in which operation was done, most of which could be followed during the last ten years, has given results which I believe should be considered satisfactory.

INCIDENCE  The incidence of undescended testis, according to the statistics of the United States War Department, is 3.1 per thousand. However, among 18,140 children coming to the Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled for the cure of inguinal hernia, 3 per cent of the cases were complicated by undescended testis. Among 3,848 boys examined between the ages of 14 and 21 years, the incidence was 2.2 per cent.

ETIOLOGY  Obviously, when many different theories in regard to

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