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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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GRANADOS LOARCA, E.A.  and  ESAU ORTEGA, S.. Is necessary to practice orchiectomy in patients with post-puberal maldescended testes?. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2005, vol.29, n.10, pp.969-973. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objective: The cryptorchidism is a risk factor for testicular cancer and is associated with cancer in the contraleteral testicle. The mechanism that leads to an increased risk of causes in a cryptorchid testis is unclear. Materials and Methods: We analyzed 25 patients of 20-years old for maldescended testicles we practiced orchiectomy in 22 testicles and orchiopexy in 7 testicles. The time patients had the testicles in an anomalous location were between 20-51 years. Results: The elder patients with maldescends testicles came because the couldn’t feel the testicle in the scrotum and the 16% of them because of infertility. Only 1 of 25 cases (4%) were demonstrated cancer with pure seminoma. Conclusions: In the following up of the patients none of them presented contralateral testicle cancer between 5-10 years. The patients who were practiced the orchiopexy no-one presented testicular cancer between 5-11 years.

Keywords : Cancer; Maldescended testes.

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