undescended testicle

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un·de·scend·ed testicle

A testicle that has remained within the inguinal canal and has not descended to the scrotum.
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Noun1.undescended testicle - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus developsundescended testicle - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops; "undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"
ballock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
cryptorchidism, cryptorchidy, cryptorchism - failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
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The boy was being treated for an undescended testicle at the hospital, but doctors mistakenly put a camera into "the wrong side," rendering him infertile during surgery, (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-46634002) BBC News reported. 
The boy was admitted to UK's Bristol Royal Hospital for Children earlier in the week to treat an undescended testicle. He had one healthy testicle and one that did not function.
An undescended testicle affects sperm production and fertility becomes a problem.
Variables Patients, n Percentage, % Age, months 2-24 80 40.0 24-48 72 36.0 48-72 38 19.0 72-120 10 5.0 Sex Male 158 79.0 Female 42 21.0 Side Right 136 68.0 Left 64 32.0 Clinical manifestation Intermittent groin swelling 138 69.0 Constant groin swelling 62 31.0 Associated congenital anomalies Umbilical hernia 14 7.0 Undescended testicle 4 2.0 Hydrocele 14 7.0 None 168 84.0 Table 2: Laparoscopic port of entry and the clinical side of inguinal hernia.
The factors that lead to breast cancer in men are family history, history of radiation exposure of the chest, enlargement of breasts (called gynecomastia) from drug or hormone treatments, consumption of estrogen, a rare genetic condition called Klinefelter[yen]AaAaAeAcs syndrome, severe liv disease and diseases of the testicles such as mumps orchitis, a testicular injury, or an undescended testicle.
O'Neil, "Case report--a true hermaphrodite presenting with hypospadias and an undescended testicle," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol.
Differential considerations included an undescended testicle or neoplasm.
An undescended testicle that is producing testosterone can increase the risk of testicular cancer if left in the abdomen.
Finding an undescended testicle can be tricky, as it can go off-course at any point along its intended path.
Undescended testicle is the most common congenital anomaly among males.