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This is an elective surgical condition.
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History and physical examination
Growth of undescended testes is impaired due to higher temperature in the groin. The increased risk of malignancy has not been proven in undescended testes that reach the level of the groin (there appears to be a slight increased risk of malignancy for intra-abdominal testis).
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Urgent paediatric surgical conditions - management guidelines by Tom Clarnette MBBS, MD, FRACS (Paeds). Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, RCH, Melbourne, Australia.
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