Non-visible Right Testis (Cryptorchidism)

The parents of this toddler consulted the general practitioner because no testis was visible, or only temporarily on one or on both sides during change of clothes. The right testis was palpable above the scrotum; however, it was impossible to move the testis into the scrotum in a way that it remained there. The latter was possible with the left testis. An inspection of the scrotum alone is insufficient for the diagnosis of cryptorchidism. A history and specific clinical skills are necessary. They allow to diagnose on the right side a prefascial ectopia of the testis, and on the left side a so-called retractile testis.