Cryptorchism in Cerebral Palsy

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  • J. S. H. RUNDLE,

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    1. Department of Urology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
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      J. S. H. Rundle, FRCSE, Senior Registrar, Department of Urology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow.

  • D. A. PRIMROSE,

    1. Department of Urology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
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      D. A. Primrose, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP(Glas), MRCGP, Physician Superintendent, Royal Scottish National Hospital, Larbert.

  • R. CARACHI

    1. Department of Urology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
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      R. Carachi, FRCS(Glas), Lecturer in Paediatric Surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow.


Department of Urology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF.

Abstract

Summary— This study examined an association between cerebral palsy and cryptorchism. Twenty-one (53.8%) in a group of 39 severely disabled males exhibited cryptorchism to a varying degree. A striking feature was the high proportion with an impalpable testis on one (1 5.4%) or both (7.7%) sides. Early damage to the fetal hypothalamo-pituitary axis is suggested as the likely causative factor.

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