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How do you treat an undescended testicle?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Orchiopexy
If the testis is truly undescended (not retractile), then an orchiopexy should be performed.
It is generally done through a small groin incision with an additional incision in the scrotum. It is very well tolerated in small children with minimal pain and rapid recovery. It is most commonly performed around 1 year old. If the testis is abdominal a laparascopic approach may be utilized.

In brief: Orchiopexy
If the testis is truly undescended (not retractile), then an orchiopexy should be performed.
It is generally done through a small groin incision with an additional incision in the scrotum. It is very well tolerated in small children with minimal pain and rapid recovery. It is most commonly performed around 1 year old. If the testis is abdominal a laparascopic approach may be utilized.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Dr. David Vandersteen
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Dr. George Klauber
Surgery can safely and perhaps optimally be performed at age-6-months, in previously full-term infant, with both a dedicated pediatric anesthesiologist + a pediatric urologist or pediatric surgeon experienced at performing orchidopexy surgery in small babies
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