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    I know that undescended testes can be associated with infertility, but are there any other risks?

    What risks are associated with undescended testes?
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  • Prof Andrew J A Holland

    Paediatric Surgeon

    Professor Holland is a specialist Paediatric Surgeon who has been working in Sydney for over 20 years. Although a general Paediatric Surgeon, his special interests … View Profile

    Males with an undescended testis have a higher risk of a twist of the testis, termed torsion, which can result in loss of the testis. Any male that requires surgery for an undescended testis has a higher risk of a cancer of the testis in adult life. Currently this risk is thought to be about double that of a male that has not required surgery for an undescended testis.

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