Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
Why It Is Done
- Placing undescended testicles in the scrotum may help prevent Reference infertility.
- Treatment makes it easier to find Reference testicular cancer Opens New Window if this cancer was to occur.
- Surgery can boost a boy's self-esteem. An empty or partially empty scrotum can make a boy feel bad about himself and his body, especially during the teen years.
- This surgery helps lower the risk of injury to the testicle. If the testicles are in the groin area, a boy has a higher risk for sports injuries and discomfort from seat belts.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 1, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology