Testicular Ectopia

A ectopia is an anomaly of the situation of an organ or a part thereof. When we talk about testicular ectopia, we refer to the anomalous position of a testicle caused by the lack of decline. That is, the testis has taken a different approach and have fallen through the abdominal cavity to settle in the area prepubiana in perineal position, etc., rather than in the scrotum. The difference between the testicular ectopia and cryptorchidism (or hidden testicle) is that in the latter case the testicle has not descended completely, so not in its normal position within the scrotum either. In the one case as in the other, you can perform early surgical treatment, from two years old to correct this anomaly.

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