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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Pain and swelling from the orchidopexy are relieved with painkillers.
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Orchidopexy is recommended, if there is no evidence of malignancy.
His past medical history revealed orchidopexy at 9 years of age.
The right testis was normal and secured via scrotal orchidopexy.
Comparison of caudal block using bupivacaine and Ketamine with ilioinguinal nerve block for orchidopexy in children.
Increased rates of orchidopexy in areas with extensive pesticide use in agriculture have been reported (Garcia-Rodriguez et al.
His history was remarkable for essential hypertension and an inguinal orchidopexy at age 13 for an undescended right testicle.
1996) found higher rates of orchidopexy (a surgical procedure to correct cryptorchidism) in districts in Spain with more intensive farming.
The dissection was accomplished with some difficulty, as the patient also had a right inguinal herniotomy and orchidopexy.
An association was observed between orchidopexy rates and level of pesticide use in agricultural regions in Spain (Garcia-Rodriguez et al.