PMID: 44582Jan 1, 1979

Orchiopexy using microvascular surgical technique

Transactions of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons
D C Martin, A H Salibian

Abstract

Orchiopexy of high intra-abdominal testes with division of the internal spermatic artery and vein is associated with subsequent testicular atrophy in a significant percentage of cases. We herein describe 2 patients in whom arterial supply and venous drainage to the testis were maintained using microvascular anastomosis. The internal spermatic artery and vein were anastomosed to the deep inferior epigastric artery and vein. Patency of the vascular anastomosis was verified by subsequent radionuclide examinations and selective arteriography in 1 patient.

Related Concepts

Aspects of Radionuclide Imaging
Benign Neoplasm of Testis
Structure of Testicular Artery
Anatomical Anastomosis
Entire Vein
Neoplasm of Uncertain or Unknown Behavior of Testis
Venous Thrombosis
Vascular Anastomosis (Structure)
Inferior Colliculus
Testis

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