Paediatric Genital Abnormalities

Undescended testes

The testis begins life in the abdomen and travels down the gubernaculum through the inguinal canal to the scrotum.
The movement can be arrested at any stage of this pathway, leaving the testes in an ectopic position. It may spontaneously descend to the correct position by 1 year of age. Referral is indicated if the testis is not in full descent by 12 months.