Feb 1, 1980

Urologic microsurgery -- current perspectives: II. Orchiopexy and testicular homotransplantation

A M Belker


Reports of microsurgical testicular autotransplantation as a method of dealing with the high undescended testis have prompted this review. Results with various methods are compared. The increasing success being reported with division of the internal spermatic vessels (when certain principles as enumerated herein are followed) leads to the conclusion that the more technically complex method of microsurgical testicular autotransplantation will not come into general use. The opportunities for testicular homotransplantation are rare, and no definitive conclusions can be made concerning this rarely reported procedure.

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Undescended Testis (Body Structure)
Sperm Cell
Testicular Dysfunction
Transplantation, Autologous
Transplantation, Homologous
Unilateral Cryptorchidism
Spermatic Cord

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