PMID: 15732230Mar 1, 2005Paper

One-stage Fowler-Stephens orchidopexy for impalpable undescended testis

Irish Journal of Medical Science
M F O'BrienH C Bredin


The Fowler-Stephens orchidopexy (FSO) is a well-described treatment for high maldescended testes where the limiting factor for successful placement in the scrotum is short testicular vessels. The operation involves division of these vessels. The testicular blood supply is then dependent on collaterals from the vasal artery. To assess the long-term outcome of patients who underwent this procedure in our institution. The medical records of 20 patients who underwent 22 FSO from 1978 to 1999 by one urologist (HB) were reviewed. Outcome was assessed in terms of testicular position and size. Age at operation ranged from 2 to 14 years (mean 5.8 years). All patients had a one-stage FSO and in two of them the procedure was bilateral. In five patients, FSO was preceded by a diagnostic laparoscopy. Mean follow up was 22 months (range 0-121 months). Overall, results were considered good in 18 of 22 testes (82%). Our results for the one-stage FSO are comparable with other procedures for the management of high maldescended testis.


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