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Case 12.2 

Case 12.2
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Case 12.2
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Christine U. Lee

, and James F. Glockner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199915705.003.0300
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date: 13 October 2019

32-year-old man with infertility and azospermia

Axial fat-suppressed FSE T2-weighted images (Figure 12.2.1) reveal 2 ovoid hyperintense structures in the anterior right pelvis and lateral left pelvis.

Bilateral undescended testicles

Cryptorchidism is the most common genitourinary anomaly in male infants, occurring in 1% to 3% of term infants and in up to 30% of premature infants. Boys with cryptorchidism are at increased risk for infertility and testicular cancer, with the incidence of both complications increasing the longer the testicle remains undescended; therefore, orchiopexy is generally recommended at 12 months of age....

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