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Dr. Robert Bennett
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Undescended Testicle Repair (Overview)

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Bennett
23 doctors shared insights

Undescended Testicle Repair (Overview)

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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What to do if a repaired undescended testicle is reascending?

Consult urologist: Secondary reascent is known complication of orchidopexy surgery. Might be worth fixing again, although won't affect fertility at your age. Would be more cosmetic than functional. ...Read more

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How do you treat an undescended testicle?

How do you treat an undescended testicle?

Orchidopexy surgery: Surgical approach depends upon position of undescended testicle. Intra-abdominal or high intra-canalicular testes are sometimes best managed laparoscopically. However, most undescended testes are brought down by performing an inguinal orchidopexy. Best performed after age-6-months if child was born at term, by one year if born prematurely. Otherwise, soon after diagnosis if diagnosis is made later. ...Read more

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Is the size of an undescended testicle abnormal?

Is the size of an undescended testicle abnormal?

Yes: A true undescended testicle is usually smaller than a normal testis for the same age. One school of thought believes that the testis does not descend because it is malformed or maldeveloped and that includes size, ductal connections and length of the spermatic cord. ...Read more

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Can I have children if I have an undescended testicle?

Can I have children if I have an undescended testicle?

Probably: It depends if it is truly undescended or retractile . Retractile means it is high up in the scrotum and can be felt this should not cause problems with fertility. If it is truly undescended and can't be felt the undescended teste will probably not produce sperm , but if the other testicle is ok you should have no problem. An undescended testicle should be seen by a physician and repaired. ...Read more

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Can you have kids if you have an undescended testicle?

Can you have kids if you have an undescended testicle?

Yes: If undescended testis repaired early you should have normal function. Plus you have other testicle. If really concerned after you get married your doctor can perform a sperm count. ...Read more

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What is an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) cause?

What is an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) cause?

Exact causes unknown: There appear to be many factors:- can be genetic ( e.g. Father may have had same), hormonal ( mother taking estrogens, birth control pill or child conceived by ivf, meat sources fed estrogens), prematurity (small premature babies have higher incidence), environmental factors can affect hormones as can nerve activity from the ileo-inguinal nerve. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Undescended testicle?

What is the definition or description of: Undescended testicle?

Here are ...: Undescended testicle denotes a testis that does not stay inside the sac or at least below pubic tubercle at relaxation with its best moment at sleep, which are usually congenital (in-born), but may occasionally result from surgery after inguinal or intrascrotal procedures, and not infrequently it may be confused with retractile testis. More? Ask experts. ...Read more

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Undescended testicle can it cause oligospermia?

Undescended testicle can it cause oligospermia?

Well...: The answer is YES, but more important, is that an undescended testis (if it is really undescended) is more at risk to develop cancer, so it is customary to have it removed. Please Consult with a UROLOGIST soon! ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on experience with undescended testicle surgery?

Can you give me more info on experience with undescended testicle surgery?

Orchidopexy: Surgery best performed starting 6-months-of-age for a full term infant ; about 9 - 12 months for an ex-premature baby boy. Most performed via small groin incision, high undescended or intra-abdominal testes may be brought down laparoscopically. Lots of information at www.Chp.Edu/chp/orchidopexy+surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Cryptorchidism (Definition)

The testis develops in the abdomen during fetal life and descends all the way to the scrotum on both sides. Given this long journey, it is not surprising that 3% don't make it at birth. When the testis on one side or the other is non palpable, it is said to be cryptorchid. There is a 5% chance that it did not develop normally or that is atrophied from a loss of blood supply ...Read more


Dr. Craig Smith
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Undescended Testicle (Definition)

Undescended testicle denotes a testis that does not stay inside the sac or at least below pubic tubercle at relaxation with its best moment at sleep, which are usually congenital (in-born), but may occasionally result from surgery after inguinal or intrascrotal procedures, and not infrequently it may be confused with retractile ...Read more