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How is undescended testis diagnosed on ultrasound?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: See below
Undescended testis is usually diagnosed by physical examination.
Ultrasound is used if no testicle can be palpated on either or both sides. Inguinal and abdominal/pelvic us can demonstrate testes in the inguinal canal and most intra-abdominal undescended testes. This helps in management and choice of surgical approach. I perform laparoscopy to find possible intra-abdominal udts if not found by us.

In brief: See below
Undescended testis is usually diagnosed by physical examination.
Ultrasound is used if no testicle can be palpated on either or both sides. Inguinal and abdominal/pelvic us can demonstrate testes in the inguinal canal and most intra-abdominal undescended testes. This helps in management and choice of surgical approach. I perform laparoscopy to find possible intra-abdominal udts if not found by us.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. David Griffith
Radiology
In brief: Testicular imaging
Approximately 80% of undescended testes are located within the inguinal canal and are easily visualized with sonography.
20% may be intraabdominal, making evaluation with ultrasound more difficult. Ct imaging may be required in some cases.

In brief: Testicular imaging
Approximately 80% of undescended testes are located within the inguinal canal and are easily visualized with sonography.
20% may be intraabdominal, making evaluation with ultrasound more difficult. Ct imaging may be required in some cases.
Dr. David Griffith
Dr. David Griffith
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