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 (krĭp-tôr′kĭ-dĭz′əm) also crypt·or·chism (-kĭz′əm)
A developmental defect marked by the failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum.

[From New Latin cryptorchidismus, from Greek kruptorkhos, having undescended testicles : crypt(o)- + orkhis, orkhid-, testicle.]

crypt·or′chid n.
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(krɪpˈtɔr kɪˌdɪz əm)

also cryp•tor•chism

(-kɪz əm)

failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.
[1880–85; < New Latin cryptorchidismus=crypt- crypto- + orchid- (< Greek orchid-; see orchid) + -ismus -ism]
cryp•tor′chid, adj.
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the failure of one or both testes to descend normally. — cryp-torchid, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryptorchidism - failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
undescended testicle, undescended testis - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops; "undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"
monorchidism, monorchism - failure of one testes to descend into the scrotum
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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n criptorquidia
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9/16 Cryptorchidism (Retained Testicles) * Is Behavior Genetic?
supporters, etc.), cryptorchidism (undescended testes), and varicoceles (enlarged veins) inthe scrotum.
The second most frequent reason for consultation was nocturnal enuresis (n = 501, 14%) followed by hydronephrosis (n = 479, 13%), micturition disorder including incontinence, urinary retention, overactive bladder and dysfunctional voiding (n = 384, 11%) and cryptorchidism (n = 289, 8%) respectively.
Clinical Assessment: In isolated cryptorchidism, a chromosomal anomaly may be present in approximately 3% cases, in hypospadias 7% and in a combination of cryptorchidism and hypospadias, in 13% cases.13 In infants with proximal hypospadias (penoscrotal, scrotal, perineal), detailed studies performed revealed a likely cause in 31% of cases.14 Infants with suspected DSD who require further clinical evaluation should include those with isolated perineal hypospadias, isolated micropenis, isolated clitoromegaly, any form of familial hypospadias and those who have a combination of genital anomalies with an external masculinisation score (EMS) of<11.15
There is an increased risk of cryptorchidism and testicular cancer.
The epidemiology of congenital cryptorchidism, testicular ascent and orchiopexy.
However, published numbers of cases have increased, due to cryptorchidism being investigated at earlier stages of life, laparoscopic examination being included in routine clinical work-up and surgeons being more aware of this condition in comparison to the past (1).
class="MsoNormalThe treatment of cryptorchidism in adulthood is surgical excision and removal of the undescended testis.
Four patients had atrial septal defects, 4 had cryptorchidism, 4 had indirect inguinal hernias, and 2 had hypospadias.
Congenital Spigelian hernia with cryptorchidism: probably a new syndrome.