orchidopexy


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or·chi·o·pex·y

(ōr'kē-ō-pek'sē),
1. Surgical treatment of an undescended testicle by freeing it and implanting it into the scrotum.
2. Anchoring a testis susceptible to torsion in the scrotum.
[orchio- + G. pēxis, fixation]

or·chi·o·pex·y

(ōr'kē-ō-pek'sē)
Surgical treatment of an undescended testicle by freeing it and implanting it into the scrotum.
Synonym(s): cryptorchidopexy, orchidopexy.
[orchio- + G. pēxis, fixation]

orchidopexy

An operation to bring an undescended testicle down into the scrotum and to fix it in place. A testicle left in the abdomen will become sterile and may be more liable to develop cancer. The operation should ideally be done before the age of three.
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Different Surgical Procedures Types of Group R Group RF Group RN Surgery n (%) n (%) n (%) Herniotomy 8 (40%) 7 (35%) 9 (45%) Orchidopexy 6 (30%) 5 (25%) 3 (15%) Circumcision 6 (30%) 8 (40%) 8 (40%) Table 4.
A new technique of circumcision incision orchidopexy for palpable low inguinal cryptorchidism: A preliminary series.
For high impalpable testis Fowler Stephen single stage orchidopexy is the focus of this study where we have presented the results and outcome of this procedure.
Emergency surgeries such as incarcerated hernia with undescended testis, re-do surgeries and the second stage of orchidopexy were excluded.
Our practice performs a testis biopsy on all post-pubertal UDTs at the time of orchidopexy.
Conclusion: Dexamethasone when given intravenously just after caudal block is administered effectively prolongs the duration of caudal block in paediatric patients undergoing orchidopexy.
In group A orchidopexy was performed through single scrotal incision and in group B by standard two incision inguinal approach.
14] The use of laparoscopic varicocelectomy is still controversial; radical cystectomy, laparoscopic stone removal and orchidopexy were also identified as ineffective uses of laparoscopy.
Orchidopexy is recommended, if there is no evidence of malignancy.
Orchidopexy and reconstruction of the abdominal wall may be delayed until at least 6 months of age.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is considered the standard approach for management of non-palpable testes, and can be combined with one or two-stage orchidopexy, with up to 80-90% success rates.
1) The age of orchidopexy has diminished in present time.