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what is the definition or description of: undescended testicle repair?

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Dr. Shady Macaron
General Surgery 20 years experience
Orchiopexy: Orchiopexy (or orchidopexy) is a surgery to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum and permanently fix it there. Orchiopexy also describes the surgery used to resolve testicular torsion.
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
Pediatric Urology 43 years experience
See below: Repair consists of a small inguinal incision, dissection of the spermatic cord from the surrounding attachments, ligation of a hernia if one is present and placement of the testicle in the scrotum in such a manner as to prevent its retraction. A small second incision is placed over the scrotum. Exceptions occur in up to 10% of the cases from the above description.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What can I do to prevent injury to my testicles?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Scrotal cup: Wear a cup when playing sports when you could be struck in the scrotum, i.e. When playing hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football etc.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are normal symptoms of an aortic aneurysm repair?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
See below: The repair is an operation so you might have pain from the incision. Now if there are complications, you could get many different symptoms depending on the type of complication. The aneurysm itself could cause pain or an abnormal pulsation in the abdomen but most commonly are discover by an x-ray for something else or at the time of a routine physical examination.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What happens in an aortic aneurysm repair?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Surgery or stent: Some aortic aneurysms occur in the chest. More often, aneurysms occur in the belly. Depending on the anatomy, some of the aneurysms can be surgically repaired and others can be repaired with a stent graft. Surgical repair involves excision and replacement of the aneurysmal segment. A stent graft is a percutaneous procedure.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 46 years experience
WIth a stent graft the stent is placed within the aneurysm.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you die of testicle cancer?

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Dr. Richard Mcgee
Hematology and Oncology 50 years experience
Delayed treatment: Testis cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers, even when it is very advanced. The key to cure is early identification, careful assessment of extent, expert co-ordinated care from medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists and a patient who is co-operative and keeps his follow-up appointments and test without fail for years- that is one of the most important things.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a hernia and testicle cancer?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Pathology: Hernia is benign happened secondary to abdominal muscle weakness while testicular cancer is malignant growth.

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