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Link: Cryptorchidism and Undescended Testicles

Postby kiwani » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:50 am

Link: Cryptorchidism and Undescended Testicles - all you need to know.

Topics include:

The normal process and timing of testicular descent in young puppies and kittens.

How old does an undescended male animal have to be before you know its testicles will not descend and that it is a true cryptorchid?

What are the medical implications and complications of undescended testes?

What are the behavioural implications of undescended testes?

Why should you get a cryptorchid pet neutered?

Are there drugs or medications or surgical procedures available to make the retained testicle descend (i.e. cryptorchidism repair) and what are the ethical implications of this?

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Re: Link: Cryptorchidism and Undescended Testicles

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Re: Link: Cryptorchidism and Undescended Testicles

Postby kiwani » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:11 am

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Undescended testicles are prone to many types of cancer, the most common and well-known being: Sertoli Cell Tumours, Seminomas and Interstitial Cell (Leydig cell) Tumours. Other forms of cancer are also possible, but less common.

Testicular tumors can produce a wide range of clinical effects on the affected animal. The testicle tumor itself can produce symptoms of abdominal pain as it grows and stretches the nerve-rich testicular capsule. Large tumors can burst, causing severe abdominal bleeding; they can compress and invade body structures located nearby (e.g. other organs), resulting in dysfunction of these organs and resultant illness; they can even outgrow their own blood supplies, resulting in sections of the testis tumor dying off and rotting and even becoming infected (bacteria like to lodge in dead tissues and make abscesses) and the animal becoming very febrile and sick (septic shock) as a result of blood poisoning with bacteria and toxins.


Some types of testis tumors spread throughout the body, invading and destroying many tissues: a terminal condition that eventually results in severe weight loss, organ dysfunction and death. Some testicular tumours may even secrete excessive quantities of *Censored Word* hormones such as oestrogen and testosterone, a situation that results in the affected animal displaying a wide range of severe hormone-induced disease symptoms. For example: Sertoli Tumours are well known for secreting excessive amounts of oestrogen, a female hormone that, in excess, can produce severe pancytopenia and male feminizing syndrome (see sections 5c and 5d) in animals.


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