PMID: 18956601Oct 30, 2008

Two-stage orchidopexy--an alternative to orchiectomy in cryptorchidism

A Ionkov, N Chatalbashev


Treatment of high undescended testes is a serious surgical problem. To analyze the two-stage orchidopexy performed and the early results obtained. Of 625 orchidopexy in 40 (6,4%) instances a two-stage orchidopexy was done for a 10 years period (1994-2003). The second operation is performed within 2 years after the first one. Scrotal fixation of the testis is achieved by Gross procedure. The final success rate is 83,3%, satisfactory results in 13,9% cases and failure in 2,8%. We always prefer for this reason the two-stage orchidopexy as an alternative to orchiectomy.

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