Factors affect fertility prognosis: Studies shed light on histopathology of cryptorchidism

March 1, 2003

Boston-Children with myelomeningocele and undescended testis face greaterrisk of infertility than patients with undescended testis alone, accordingto research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urologyannual meeting here. In a related study, researchers found that patientswith defective second step germ cell maturation due to cryptorchidism havea poor fertility prognosis.