Are there other names for undescended testis?

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Undescended testis can go by a variety of other names, the most common being cryptorchidism. Another technical term for the condition is monorchism, describing the presence of a single testicle. Less technical terms for undescended testis include empty scrotum and vanished testes. Rectractile testis is a term for a related form of undescended testis that is less serious and does not require treatment.

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Undescended Testis

Cryptorchidism, or undescended testis, is a fairly common occurrence in which one or both of the testicles has not moved into the scrotum upon birth. This condition happens in about 4% of baby boys and often corrects itself after ...

a few months. Premature babies have a higher rate of cryptorchidism than full-term pregnancies. Surgery can be used to correct the condition in boys whose testicles have not descended after a few months.
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