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Title: Ultrasound of the inguinal canal : part 2
Authors: Vassallo, Pierre
Keywords: Ultrasonic imaging -- Diagnosis
Groin -- Tumors
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Vassallo, P. (2017). Ultrasound of the inguinal canal : part 2. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 16(3), 18-19.
Abstract: During the embryological period, a testis that fails to reach its scrotal destination is referred to as an undescended testis. An undescended testis may lie anywhere along its path of migration, but is most commonly located in the inguinal canal. Statistically, 30% of premature male neonates have an undescended testis. At normal mature birth, the frequency falls to 2.7-5.9%, whereas at 1 year of age this is seen in 1.2-1.8% of cases. Normally, after 1 year of age, the testis will not descend any further. Ninety percent of undescended testes are associated with a patent processus vaginalis and 50% with an indirect inguinal hernia.
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