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How common is undescended testis in premature babies?

Although uncommon among full-term babies, undescended testis is very common in premature infants. Fully one-third of all boys born premature are born with undescended testis. As with other full-term infants, most of these cases will correct themselves. The condition is not more serious, just more common.

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