UNDESCENDED TESTES - INCIDENCE IN 1,002 CONSECUTIVE MALE INFANTS AND OUTCOME AT 1 YEAR OF AGE

Citation
Mk. Thong et al., UNDESCENDED TESTES - INCIDENCE IN 1,002 CONSECUTIVE MALE INFANTS AND OUTCOME AT 1 YEAR OF AGE, Pediatric surgery international, 13(1), 1998, pp. 37-41
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery,Pediatrics
ISSN journal
0179-0358
Volume
13
Issue
1
Year of publication
1998
Pages
37 - 41
Database
ISI
SICI code
0179-0358(1998)13:1<37:UT-II1>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
In a study of 1,002 consecutive Malaysian male newborns, 48 (4.8%) wer e found to have undescended testes (UDT). The rate and laterality of t he UDT were associated with lower birth weight (P < 0.001) and prematu rity (P < 0.001). Boys with UDT were also more likely to have other co ngenital abnormalities of the external genitalia, the commonest being hydrocele. No correlation between UDT and maternal age, birth order, s ocial class, or mode of delivery was demonstrated in this study. Altho ugh 26/34 (76.5%) of UDT achieved full spontaneous descent by 1 year o f age, 1.1% of all infants whose testes remained undescended required regular long-term follow-up with surgical referral and correction at a n appropriate time. A premature infant with UDT is more likely to achi eve full testicular descent at 1 year of age than a term infant.