(Of a testicle) remaining in the abdomen instead of having descended normally into the scrotum.
- Watchful waiting is not an option because true undescended testicles rarely descend spontaneously after three months of age.
- Cryptorchidism, or undescended testicle, is usually diagnosed during the newborn examination.
- The main risk factor appears to be having had an undescended testicle, where the testicle fails to reach its proper position within the scrotum naturally.
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