Laparoscopy for evaluation of cryptorchid testis

Ian Atlas, Nelson Stone

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Four male patients with a unilateral nonpalpable testis were considered for laparoscopy. Preoperative evaluation by computerized tomography and ultrasonography failed to demonstrate cryptorchid testis. Laparoscopy clearly identified the anatomy in all 4 cases. Two patients had an absent testis, 1 patient underwent orchiectomy for a dysmorphic testis, and 1 patient underwent orchiopexy for a testis located within the inguinal canal. Pediatric laparoscopy is an effective and safe adjunct in the management of cryptorchid testis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-258
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes


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