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Is undescended testis hypoplasia curable (ultrasonography)?
Article published in Urologia Polska 1991/44/4.


Andrzej Noga, Wiesław Duda, Jerzy Zieliński, Bożena Zapatkowa
Z I Katedry i Kliniki Urologii Śl. AM w Katowicach Kierownik Kliniki: prof. zw. dr hab. n. med. A. Szkodny


Thirty males were examined by palpation and ultrasonography for testes condition after unilateral or bilateral cryptorchism surgery done in childhood, mostly after they were 6 years of age. Only in 8 patients the hypoplastic testis became normal, and in as many as 11 patients its condition deteriorated. Using ultrasonography and basing on a larger number of patients it would be possible to decide when early cryptorchidectomy should rather be performed instead of orchidopexy. The basic condition of success here im most probably surgery at the 2—3 year of age.


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prof. zw. dr hab. n. med. Jerzy Zieliński, ul. Skłodowskiej-Curie 30 m. 9, 40-058 Katowice.