Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
What To Think About
Orchiopexy is considered a safe and reliable procedure that has relatively few risks. It is best to choose a surgeon and hospital staff who have training and experience in this procedure and in the special needs of children.
Some doctors recommend a testicular Reference biopsy Opens New Window during orchiopexy if the undescended testicle is in the abdomen or if the child has genital defects, such as Reference hypospadias, or a Reference genetic disorder Opens New Window. In this test, a small sample of tissue is taken from the testicles and then examined.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 1, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology