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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137-141

Laparoscopic management of impalpable tests


Dept. of Surgery, Seth V.C. Gandhi, Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, India

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V G Mehendale
Dept. of Surgery, Seth V.C. Gandhi, Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai
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Localisation and treatment of impalpable `undescended testes is diffcult by conventional methods. 41 consecutive patients with 50 impalpable testes were treated by laparoscopic surgery over last 6 years. We have successfully performed single-stage laparoscopic orchiopexy in 31 cases and two-stage Fowler Stephens orchiopexy in 3 cases. Detailed technique is described. The technique definitely diagnoses the location of undescended impalpable testes and is a superior method of orchiopexy for impalpable testes. There were no complications. None of the testes atrophied after orchiopexy over the follow-up period of 3 months to 6 years.


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