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A 31-year-old male asked:

4 month old, left testicle atrophied. consulted pediatric urologist, next step to secure normal right testicle with mild hydrocele "contralateral orchiopexy" recommended. my question, is it safe for 4 month old? will there be any complexity?

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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 53 years experience
Here are some ...: Medical necessity to undergo procedural Rx should be proportional to the risk involved with professional possibility. Clinically, your 4-month boy has been clinically assumed to have neonatal - before birth - left testicular torsion leading to its atrophy. Doing contralateral orchiopexy (bilateral) is the gold standard for male T-torsion after birth. If such practice is right for him may not be...
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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