By the age of six months, most of these testicles complete their descent without any interventions. Treating an Undescended Testicle in the Adult Male. In adult males who have not been treated for an undescended testicle as children, reduced fertility, as well as a higher incidence of testicular cancer, is of increased concern. Treatment for an undescended testicle depends on where it is. Babies who have a testicle that can be felt in the groin (the area where your thigh meets your body) often get an operation called orchiopexy (say: “or-key-oh-peck-see”). Babies who have this operation usually go home the same day.
Surgical options may differ for adult males whose undescended testicles weren’t corrected during childhood. Orchiopexy is usually the preferred choice for men who are age 32 and under. However, a doctor may suggest the complete removal of undescended testicles for younger men who are at a high risk of developing cancer.Author: Debra Stang And Erica Cirino. Without treatment, men with 2 undescended testicles will not likely be able to have children. But surgery to move both testicles down can greatly improve their fertility.
Apr 17, 2011 · This prospective study included consecutive cases of adult patients managed with undescended testis from January 2004 to December 2008 in Evbuomore, Nigeria. Results Eighteen adults with a mean age of 38.3 years (range 19–61) were managed during the period.Cited by: 2. Aug 26, 2014 · The prevalence of cryptorchidism in adults is about 1% at 1 year of age . The treatment of cryptorchidism in infants and children is well known. A surgical approach such as orchiopexy is recommended for testes that remain undescended after 6 months of age .Cited by: 5.