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Glossary for Testicle disorder

  • 46,XX testicular DSD: A sex chromosome disorder in males which affects gonadal development and causes infertility. Males have XX chromosomes instead of the normal XY.
  • 46,XX testicular disorder of sex development: A sex chromosome disorder in males which affects gonadal development and causes infertility. Males have XX chromosomes instead of the normal XY.
  • Absent patellae -- scrotal hypoplasia -- renal anomalies -- facial dysmorphism -- mental retardation: A rare syndrome characterized by absent kneecaps, underdeveloped scrotum, kidney anomalies, unusual facial appearance and mental retardation.
  • Anophthalmia -- esophageal atresia -- cryptorchidism: An extremely rare congenital malformation characterized by absent eyes, undescended testes and an esophageal malformation.
  • Anorchia: A congenital abnormality where one or both testes are missing at birth.
  • Anorchidia: A rare birth defect where the testes are absent. The testes may regress at any stage of fetal development. The stage of fetal growth at which the testes regress will affect the presentation of the disorder at birth. The presentation at birth may range from varying degrees of genital ambiguity with streak gonads.
  • Arroyo -- Garcia -- Cimadevilla syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by absent eyes, undescended right testicle and the esophageal opening is closed off.
  • Autoimmune orchitis: A inflammation of the testicles caused by an autoimmune reaction
  • Azoospermia: Total lack of sperm in ejaculate
  • Bentham-Driessen-Hanveld syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of undescended testes, long thin fingers and mental retardation.
  • Bosma-Henkin-Christiansen syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by a reduced sense of smell, an underdeveloped nose and hypogonadism.
  • Bronchiectasis -- oligospermia: A rare syndrome characterized by the association of bronchiectasis (enlarged bronchial airways) and a defect in the sperm ducts which affects the number of sperm produced. Patients suffer frequent bacterial infections.
  • Carnevale-Krajewska-Fischetto syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by drooping eyelids, hip problems, undescended testes and developmental delay.
  • Chorditis: Inflammation of a cord, usually the vocal or spermatic cord. The inflammation is most often caused by overuse or abuse of the voice but may also be caused by cancer.
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia -- simple virilizing form in males: A group of disorder that occur when a deficiency of 21-hydroxylase impairs the normal process of making adrenal corticosteroids. The simple virilizing form involves a moderate deficiency of 21-hydroxylase and differs in its effects on males and females.
  • Cryptorchidism: Misplaced testes hidden in the abdomen at birth
  • Cryptorchidism -- arachnodactyly -- mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by undescended testes, long thin fingers and mental retardation.
  • De la Chapelle syndrome: A sex chromosome disorder in males which affects gonadal development and causes infertility. Males have XX chromosomes instead of the normal XY.
  • Del Castillo's syndrome: Infertility due to absence of germinal cells which are needed to make sperm.
  • Epididymitis: Infection of the epididymis (testicle tube)
  • Epididymo-orchitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the epididimis and testes of a male
  • Facial dysmorphism -- shawl scrotum -- joint laxity syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by loose joints, facial anomalies and a shawl scrotum.
  • Fragile-X Syndrome: A rare inherited characterized by various physical anomalies as well as mental retardation. The symptoms are milder in females.
  • Genital anomaly -- cardiomyopathy: A rare syndrome characterized by the association of heart disease with genital abnormalities.
  • Heller-Nelson syndrome: A variant of Klinefelter syndrome (extra X chromosome in most cells) involving a range of abnormalities.
  • Hemospermia: The presence of blood in the semen.
  • Hydrocele: Swollen testes due to fluid
  • Ichthyosis and male hypogonadism: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by scaly skin and insufficient hormone production by the male gonads.
  • Ichthyosis male hypogonadism: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by scaly skin and insufficient hormone production by the male gonads.
  • Immotile cilia syndrome, due to defective radial spokes: A very rare disorder where the cilia fail to move adequately due to abnormal cilia structure. The cilia are tiny, hair-like structures found in the respiratory and ear passages and help to clear debris and mucus. This results in increases risk of respiratory infections, sinusitis, ear infections and male infertility.
  • Intellectual deficit -- multiple anomalies: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation and multiple birth abnormalities such as heart defects, undescended testes, curved spine and distinctive facial appearance.
  • Irons-Bhan syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by lymphoedema in the legs, heart defects and a hydrocele (swollen testicles).
  • Leydig cells hypoplasia: A condition resulting from reduced or absent functioning of Leydig cells which leads to insufficient production of the male hormone androgen which can cause problems with sex differentiation in males at puberty. The severity of symptoms varies depending on the degree of functioning of the Leydig cells. Type 1 is a more severe form of the condition where males develop a female appearance whereas type II results in symptoms such as small penis and hypogonadism though the patients has an overall male appearance.
  • Leydig cells hypoplasia, type I: A condition resulting from reduced or absent functioning of Leydig cells which leads to insufficient production of the male hormone androgen which can cause problems with sex differentiation in males at puberty. The severity of symptoms varies depending on the degree of functioning of the Leydig cells. Type 1 is a more severe form of the condition where males develop a female appearance whereas type II results in symptoms such as small penis and hypogonadism though the patients has an overall male appearance.
  • Leydig cells hypoplasia, type II: A condition resulting from reduced or absent functioning of Leydig cells which leads to insufficient production of the male hormone androgen which can cause problems with sex differentiation in males at puberty. The severity of symptoms varies depending on the degree of functioning of the Leydig cells. Type 1 is a more severe form of the condition where males develop a female appearance whereas type II results in symptoms such as small penis and hypogonadism though the patients has an overall male appearance.
  • Lindsay-Burn syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, psychosis and enlarged testes.
  • McDonough syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation and multiple birth abnormalities such as heart defects, undescended testes, curved spine and distinctive facial appearance.
  • Mental retardation psychosis macroorchidism: A very rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, psychosis and enlarged testes.
  • Mental retardation, X-linked -- macrocephaly -- macro-orchidism: A rare disorder characterized by mental retardation, enlarged testes and a large head. Not all patients will exhibit all of these symptoms.
  • Neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome: A rare disorder where the patients has symptoms of neurofibromatosis (nerve tumors) and Noonan syndrome (short stature, bleeding problems, heart defect, unusual facial features, skeletal anomalies, webbed neck).
  • Noonan Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a webbed neck, chest deformity, undescended testes and pulmonic stenosis.
  • Noonan syndrome 3: A genetic condition characterized by short stature, distinctive facial characteristics, learning difficulties, congenital heart conditions and various other anomalies.
  • Noonan-like syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by heart problems, facial anomalies and a sunken chest.
  • Noonan-like/multiple giant cell lesion syndrome: A rare condition characterized by short stature, widely spaced eyes, low-set ears, pulmonary stenosis and lesions on bones, joints or soft tissue. Lymphedema causes swelling that gives a cherubic appearance.
  • Oligospermia: Having too few sperm
  • Orchitis: Testicle inflammation.
  • Penoscrotal transposition: A very rare malformation where the penis and scrotum completely or partially swap positions. Other abnormalities are also usually associated.
  • Polyembryoma: An aggressive type of tumor that develops from germ cells. It occurs mainly in the ovaries but sometimes in the testes.
  • Premature ejaculation: The premature ejaculation of the male during sexual intercourse before it is desired
  • Seminal vesiculitis: Seminal vesiculitis is an inflammation of the seminal vesicles, most often secondary to prostatitis, although it may occur independently.
  • Seminoma: Cancer of the sperm-producing cells in the testicles. The cancer is not aggressive and tends not to metastasize.
  • Sertoli-leydig cell tumors: A rare form of ovarian cancer where excessive male sex hormones are produced by the cancerous cells.
  • Spermatocele: A small collection of sperm that collects on the surface of the testicle, forming a cyst.
  • Spermatogenesis arrest: A rare, usually genetic disorder involving abnormal sperm development and resulting in infertility. Hormonal and toxic causes can be treated and fertility restored.
  • Spermatogenic failure, nonobstructive, Y-linked: Male infertility or reduced sperm count due to a chromosomal disorder rather than an obstruction. Some men with reduced sperm counts are still able to father children naturally.
  • Spermatorrhea: A term used to describe frequent involuntary orgasms or the release of larger amounts of sperm than is considered normal. Historically it was treated by avoiding masturbation and sometimes even masturbation.
  • Testicle disorders: Any condition that affects the testicles
  • Testicular Cancer: Cancer (malignant) that develops in the tissues of one or both testicles.
  • Testicular torsion: Twisting of a testicle's spermatic cord
  • Theodor-Hertz-Goodman syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by short stature, fused finger bones and extra testes.
  • Torticollis, keloids, cryptorchidism, renal dysplasia: A rare genetic condition characterized by undescended testes, kidney defects, torticollis and the formation of keloids which are scar-like elevations on the skin. The symptoms occur in males though females carriers can have mild symptoms.
  • Undescended Testicle: Congenital failure of one or both testes to descend
  • Undescended testes: A condition which is characterized by the failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum
  • Varicocele: Varicose veins around the testes
  • Weaver Williams syndrome:
  • XK aprosencephaly: An extremely rare condition where the forebrain is absent as well as other abnormalities.

 

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