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Normal Testicular Descent and the Aetiology of Cryptorchidism

  • John M. Hutson
  • Masaru Terada
  • Baiyun Zhou
  • Martyn P. L. Williams

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 132)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. John M. Hutson, Masaru Terada, Baiyun Zhou, Martyn P. L. Williams
    Pages 1-1
  3. John M. Hutson, Masaru Terada, Baiyun Zhou, Martyn P. L. Williams
    Pages 2-26
  4. John M. Hutson, Masaru Terada, Baiyun Zhou, Martyn P. L. Williams
    Pages 27-38
  5. John M. Hutson, Masaru Terada, Baiyun Zhou, Martyn P. L. Williams
    Pages 39-42
  6. John M. Hutson, Masaru Terada, Baiyun Zhou, Martyn P. L. Williams
    Pages 43-43
  7. John M. Hutson, Masaru Terada, Baiyun Zhou, Martyn P. L. Williams
    Pages 44-51
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 53-56

About this book

Introduction

This review describes recent research into the cause of testicular descent and discusses two controversial theories on the mechanism. New animal models of cryptorchidism are described which shed light on the possible aetiology. A brief summary is given of current management, highlighting the controversies of timing of surgery, use of hormone therapy and congenital versus "acquired" undescended testes. New information about germ cell development in the postnatal testis is changing the way we view treatment and the ultimate prognosis.

Keywords

Cryptorchidism Hodenhochstand Krypptorchismus Testicular Descent cell development hormone hormone therapy surgery testis undescended testis

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Hutson
    • 1
  • Masaru Terada
    • 2
  • Baiyun Zhou
    • 3
  • Martyn P. L. Williams
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryRoyal Children’s HospitalParkville VictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.The First Department of SurgeryShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan
  3. 3.Surgical Research UnitRoyal Children’s HospitalParkville VictoriaAustralia
  4. 4.Newcastle upon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61026-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60283-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61026-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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