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September 23, 1899

OPERATION FOR UNDESCENDED TESTICLE AND CONGENITAL INGUINAL HERNIA.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(13):773-777. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450650023001h
Abstract

During the last year I have developed an operative procedure, first in connection with congenital inguinal hernia, and later in connection with undescended testicle, which has been very satisfactory in the few cases in which I have employed it, and which I believe is of sufficient value to warrant my reporting and urging its general adoption. As malformations in connection with the descent of the testicle, we find: 1, the rather common condition of congenital inguinal hernia, due to failure of closure of the vaginal process of peritoneum, and 2, the malpositions of the testicle, which might be divided roughly into three groups—a, within the abdominal cavity; b, in or about the inguinal canal, and c, in the perineum.

Cryptorchidism is not very uncommon, although the condition is usually concealed. Statistics of the Austrian army show one case in each five hundred men drafted for military service. Little attention

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