» Rat Guide     » Health Guide     » Care Guide     » Medication Guide     » Breeding Guide    

Cryptorchidism Figure 1

Figure 1: Cryptorchidism in a 6-week-old male rat
Case history and photos

History

A weanling Siamese housed with a small group of males.

Clinical Signs

Left testicle was not descended and could be seen/felt in the lower abdomen. The right testicle appeared normal.

Diagnosis

Unilateral cryptorchidism.

Treatment

Once the rat was old enough, at three months of age, he was neutered. Neither testicle appeared to be diseased.

Outcome

The young male recovered quickly from his neuter and continues to do well.

Photos

unilateral cryptorchidism
The above photos show a six-week-old male rat with one undescended testicle. The white arrow, in the second photo, points to the normal right testis. The black arrow in the last photo shows the undescended testis in the lower abdominal region.

Photography: J. Bella Hodges

Posted on August 27, 2005, 16:41, Last updated on June 3, 2010, 13:23 | Figures



Rat Guide Logo
All other written and visual materials used by permission of specific authors for the sole use of the Rat Guide.
Brought to you by KuddlyKorner4u
See Logos page for linking to the Rat Guide.
Rat Guide brought to you by KuddlyKorner4u