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Cryptorchidism – is everything as simple and understandable as it seems?

https://doi.org/10.21886/2308-6424-2021-9-2-5-6

Abstract

The editorial board invites pediatric urologists-andrologists, pediatric surgeons, urologists to enter into a dialogue on the pages of the journal dedicated to the current aspects of cryptorchidism, launching a discussion outlining the author's arguments. 

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Kogan M.I. Cryptorchidism – is everything as simple and understandable as it seems? Vestnik Urologii. 2021;9(2):5-6. https://doi.org/10.21886/2308-6424-2021-9-2-5-6

Undescended testicles are the most common abnormality in newborns (1 – 5% of boys). Classification, terminology, many concepts associated with cryptorchidism continue to be debated at the present time. In the current issue of the journal, please pay attention to the article devoted to this issue: “Cryptorchidism – is everything as simple and understandable as it seems?”. However, the problem of undescended testicle contains many other controversial points of view regarding both the diagnosis and treatment of multivariate forms of anomaly. There is still no consensus on the use of imaging techniques, hormonal therapy before and after surgery, the definition of criteria for orchiectomy at different ages, the choice of tactics for treating high inguinal and pelvic testicles, criteria for the adequacy of blood circulation in orchopexy, etc.

In this regard, the editorial board invites pediatric urologists-andrologists, pediatric surgeons, urologists to enter into a dialogue on the pages of the journal dedicated to the current aspects of cryptorchidism, launching a discussion outlining the author's arguments. I believe that the discussion will allow us to get closer to a more accurate understanding of the essence of the problem and a better mutual understanding of specialists in pediatric and adult medicine.

Always disposed to dialogue
Editor-in-chief
Mikhail I. Kogan

About the Author

M. I. Kogan
Rostov State Medical University
Russian Federation

Mikhail I. Kogan - Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, M.D., Dr.Sc.(M), Full Prof.; Head, Dept. of Urology and Human Reproductive Health (with Pediatric Urology and Andrology Course), Rostov State Medical University.

344022, Rostov-on-Don, 29 Nakhichevanskiy ln.


Competing Interests:

None declared.



For citation:


Kogan M.I. Cryptorchidism – is everything as simple and understandable as it seems? Vestnik Urologii. 2021;9(2):5-6. https://doi.org/10.21886/2308-6424-2021-9-2-5-6

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