Testis at the External Inguinal Ring (Cryptorchidism)

Operative findings in a toddler following a groin incision. Smaller Roux' retractor on the right side in the picture at the level of the external inguinal ring. The forceps on the left side in the picture grasp the border of the opened Scarpa's fascia; the forceps at the lower limit of the picture seizes the process of structure which lies laterally to the external inguinal ring. The diagnosis is prefascial ectopia of the testis; the right testis is shifted to the lateral side and can be moved on palpation only seemingly into the scrotum. The prefascial ectopia of the testis ('sliding testis') is the most frequently observed type of cryptorchidism.