Diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy for non-palpable testis--3.5 years of experience at Soroko Medical Center

Z. Cohen, N. Newman, E. Kurzbart, V. Kapuller, A. J. Mares

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Abstract

From January 1994 to July 1997, 20 boys 1.5-13 years of age underwent laparoscopic examination and treatment for non-palpable testis. In 1 there was bilateral nonpalpable testis. Only 3 had intra-abdominal testes viable for orchiopexy. In 8 atrophic testicles were removed and in 9 laparoscopic examination revealed intra-abdominal blind ending of the spermatic cord and no testicular tissue. We conclude that laparoscopy is a useful and safe technique for accurate diagnosis and may avoid additional intervention in treating non-palpable testes. Furthermore, intra-abdominal testes may be managed laparoscopically under the same anesthetic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-113, 175
JournalHarefuah
Volume136
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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