Ectopic testes

Specialty of Urology

An ectopy is an anomaly of the situation of an organ or a part of it. When we talk about testicular ectopy, we refer to the abnormal position of a testicle caused by the lack of descent. That is, the testis has taken a different path and has descended through the abdominal cavity until it is settled in the prepubic area, perineal position, etc., rather than in the scrotum. The difference between testicular ectopy and cryptorchidism (or hidden testicle) is that in the latter case the testicle has not fully descended, so it is not in its normal position within the scrotum either. In both cases, an early surgical treatment, starting at two years of age, can be performed to correct this anomaly.

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