Read at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the British Association of Urological Surgeons at London on 30th June 1955.
DESCENT OF THE TESTICLE IN THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE1
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2008
British Journal of Urology
Volume 27, Issue 4, pages 374–378, December 1955
How to Cite
Scorer, C. G. (1955), DESCENT OF THE TESTICLE IN THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE. British Journal of Urology, 27: 374–378. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1955.tb03491.x
- Issue published online: 22 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2008
A series of some 1,700 newborn infants has been examined in order to discover the frequency of undescended testicle, and to find out what happened to the testicle in those infants who had the deformity.
The incidence of undescended testicle in full-term infants at birth was 4 per cent.
Of fifty-five infants followed up, descent occurred within the first three months in the majority. After three months, descent was slow and appeared to be incomplete. At the end of one year seven infants remained in whom no descent had taken place.
The close similarity between the incidence of the condition in infants 1 year old and in adults has been discussed. Evidence from these observations on infants suggests that complete descent of the testicle does not occur after 3 months of age in the full-term infant.