Descent of the Testis

  • John M. Hutson
  • Jørgen M. Thorup
  • Spencer W. Beasley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 1-15
  3. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 17-28
  4. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 29-44
  5. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 45-67
  6. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 69-80
  7. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 81-103
  8. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 105-121
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    Pages 123-148
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    Pages 149-158
  11. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 159-169
  12. John M. Hutson, Jørgen M. Thorup, Spencer W. Beasley
    Pages 171-178

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a state of the art overview of all aspects of testicular descent and cryptorchidism, including the mechanisms of descent and the causes, consequences, diagnosis, and treatment of undescended testis. The advances in understanding that have been achieved over the past two decades are clearly explained, covering the latest genetic information on the causes of normal and abnormal testicular descent, the role of INSL3 in transabdominal migration, and the evidence that a neurotransmitter released from the genitofemoral nerve mediates androgenic control of inguinoscrotal descent. Exciting changes in the management of both congenital and acquired cryptorchidism, such as the widespread use of laparoscopy for impalpable testes inside the abdominal cavity, are fully described. Evidence for the benefits of orchidopexy within the first year of life is reviewed, and an individual chapter is also devoted to hormonal treatment. Throughout the book due attention is given to ongoing controversies and divergences of opinion. This new edition of Descent of the Testis will be a timely update and valuable reference for all who are involved in research into testicular descent and management of cryptorchidism.

Keywords

Androgen Cryptorchidism Genitofemoral nerve Insulin-like hormone 3 (INSL3) Orchidopexy

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Hutson
    • 1
  • Jørgen M. Thorup
    • 2
  • Spencer W. Beasley
    • 3
  1. 1.Royal Children's HospitalUniversity of MelbourneEast MalvernAustralia
  2. 2.Univ. Hospital of CopenhagenRigshospitaletKøbenhavn ØDenmark
  3. 3.University of OtagoChristchurchNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25910-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25908-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25910-9
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