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EVIDENCE BASED UROLOGY
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 227-229

Imaging studies for non-palpable testis: Are they at all required?


Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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M S Ansari
Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
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Undescended testis is one of the common surgical disorders in childhood and twenty percent of the undescended testes are nonpalpable. Surgical management is required in almost all cases for the repositioning or removal of the undescended testes and early intervention is preferred for optimal outcome. Use of imaging studies for accurate preoperative localisation of the nonpalpable testis is a wide prevalent practice. However, available evidences have questioned the need of such studies.


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