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January 1987

Acquired Undescended Testes

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Weiler-Einstein Hospital and the Albert Einstein ColCol- of Medicine (Drs Schiffer, Kogan, Reda, and Levitt), the Department of Pediatric Urology, the Lincoln Hospital (Dr Reda), the Comprehensive Family Care Center (Dr Schiffer), Bronx, NY; the Department of Pediatric Urology, Westchester County Medical Center (Drs Kogan, Levitt, and Reda), and the Department of Urology, New York Medical College (Drs Kogan, Reda, and Levitt), Valhalla, NY.

Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(1):106-107. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460010106038

• Three cases of reascent of a previously unequivocally documented descended testis have been encountered. Chorionic gonadotropin treatment was Initially attempted in each child and was successful in causing descent of the involved testis in one. The testes of the other two boys were successfully brought down surgically. Possible causes for testicular reascent are presented and the pertinent literature Is reviewed. These cases illustrate the need for continued diligence and interval examination of the pediatric scrotum throughout childhood.

(AJDC 1987;141:106-107)

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