- If it's a retractile testis (ascenseur) : No operation needed
- If it's an "acquired" type undescended testis ( also called "ascending" undescended testis - and not ascenseur): this type usually presents at a late age per definition, and gets higher and higher with the child's growth. We do the corrective surgery ( called orchidopexy) at the age when the diagnosis is made.
Difference between the "acquired" type undescended testis and a retractile testis (ascenseur) can be subtle on physical examination. It is recommended to check with a specialist because treatment is different: one needs a surgery, the other not.