Tip 120: cryptorchidism

The prevalence of neonatal cryptorchidism in the UK is approximately 6%.

All infants with bilateral undescended testes on routine examination, should be seen by a paediatrician within 24h and investigated if not palpable.


Acerini, C. L., Miles, H. L., Dunger, D. B., Ong, K. K., & Hughes, I. A. (2009). The descriptive epidemiology of congenital and acquired cryptorchidism in a UK infant cohort. Archives of disease in childhood94(11), 868-872.

NIPE standards

First published: 06/06/14

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