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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 383-386
Prevalence of Genital Disorders in Jordanian School Boys

Department of Pediatrics, King Hussein Medical Center, Amman, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Issa A Hazza
Department of Pediatrics, King Hussein Medical Center, P.O. Box 960955, Amman 11196
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A prospective field study was conducted to determine the prevalence rate of cryptorchidism, hypospadias and other genital disorders in school children in the eastern part of Jordan. A total of 2495 school boys from 10 different schools were examined in May-June, 1995. Standardized examination and classification criteria were used. Two general practitioners and two pediatricians carried out the study. The various genital disorders detected during the screening were as follows: Undescended testis, 1.96%; Inguinal hernia, 0.80%; Varicocele, 1.08%; Hydrocele, 0.52%; Hypospadias, 0.92%. The prevalence rates of genital disorders in this study were similar to those reported by others. Early recognition and treatment of genital disorders in school children is mandatory in order to prevent potentially adverse effects.

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