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Cryptorchidie: influence sur la fertilité de l’âge au moment de l’orchidopexie, du siège et de la taille du testicule et de l’existence d’anomalies épididymaires

Cryptorchidism: effect on fertility of age at the time of orchiopexy, position and size of the testis and the existence of epididymal anomalies

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Malgré le traitement chirurgical, la cryptorchidie reste la cause la plus fréquente de stérilité. À travers une revue de la littérature, les auteurs relatent les données actuelles concernant l’influence de l’âge au moment de l’orchidopexie, de la taille du testicule, du siège du testicule et de l’existence d’une indépendance épididymotesticulaire sur la fertilité ultérieure.


Despite surgical treatment, cryptorchidism is the most common cause of infertility. Through a literature review, the authors report current data on the influence of age at the time of orchidopexy, testicular size, the position of the testis, and the existence of epididymal anomalies on fertility.


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Mots clés

  • Ectopie testiculaire
  • Enfant
  • Chirurgie
  • Stérilité


  • Undescend testis
  • Child
  • Surgery
  • Sterility