cryptorchism


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cryptorchism

[krip′tȯr‚kiz·əm]
(medicine)
Failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum from the abdomen or inguinal canals. Also known as cryptorchidism.
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There is currently another theory stating that an abnormal development of the cranial suspensory ligament of testis causes an abnormal involution resulting in cryptorchism and colonization of the abnormal ligament by splenic cells.
1995) have raised concern over their potential to influence the development of TGCTs and other male reproductive disorders speculated to be part of the testicular dysgenesis syndrome: cryptorchism, hypospadias, and impaired spermatogenesis (Skakkebaek et al.