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orchiopexy

 [or´ke-o-pek″se]
surgical fixation of an undescended testis in the scrotum. An incision is made over the inguinal canal and the testis is brought down. In most cases the surgeon applies traction by placing a suture in the lower scrotum and attaching the suture to the inner thigh with adhesive tape. This traction is continued for about a week. Alternatively, a surgeon may prefer to suture the undescended testis to surrounding tissue in the scrotum.
Patient Care. Preoperative care of the child is routine. During the postoperative period care must be taken to avoid disturbing the tension mechanism. Contamination of the suture line should be avoided, and if the boy is not toilet trained, he usually must have an indwelling catheter in place until his incision has healed.

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]

orchiopexy

/or·chio·pexy/ (or´ke-o-pek″se) fixation in the scrotum of an undescended testis.

orchiopexy

[ôr′kē·ōpek′sē]
Etymology: Gk, orchis + pexis, fixation
an operation to mobilize an undescended testis, bring it into the scrotum, and attach it so that it will not retract.

orchiopexy

Urology The surgical fixation of an undescended testes in the scrotum. See Cryptorchidism.

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]

Orchiopexy

Surgical procedure that places the testicles in the scrotum.

orchiopexy

surgical fixation of an undescended testis in the scrotum; an unethical practice in veterinary medicine.
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2016) examined pregnancy rates after testicular torsion treated with either orchiopexy or orchiectomy.
Some studies have shown approximately 66-71% of patients undergoing orchiopexy after the age of 2 years old had normal descended testicles at birth.
Dexamethasone has a powerful anti-inflammatory activity and its efficacy in reducing the pain and complications after oral surgery, spinal surgery, and orchiopexy has been proved by previous studies.
Orchiopexy should be performed to reduce the chances of torsion, malignancy, and infertility [4].
A non-palpable UDT is typically managed laparoscopically, either via a single-stage laparoscopic orchiopexy or two-stage (Fowler-Stephens) laparoscopic orchiopexy (Mehendale, Shenoy, Shah, Chaudhari, & Mehendale, 2013).
Modified scrotal (Bianchi) mid raphe single incision orchiopexy for low palpable undescended testis: early outcomes J Urol.
Conventional laparoscopic procedures for urological diseases in children, such as nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and orchiopexy, have also proven to be safe and effective with outcomes comparable to open procedures.
The incidence of germ cell aplasia in undescended testes begins to rise at 15 months (SOR: C, extrapolation of observational studies); however, evidence is inconclusive that orchiopexy at this age results in higher rates of paternity success (SOR: B, retrospective cohort study).
He underwent a left high orchiectomy and a right orchiopexy.
Six to twelve months of age is considered appropriate for scrotoplasty and orchiopexy.