chapter  18
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Testis, hydrocoele and varicocoele

ByNicholas P Madden

In boys born at term the testis should be in the scrotum and, where it is not, spontaneous descent thereafter is comparatively unusual. By contrast, premature infants have a significantly higher incidence of undescended testes, and in these infants spontaneous testicular descent frequently occurs during the first 3 months of life (Table 18.1).