The Undescended Testis Management: Microsurgery and Laparoscopy

  • Andrea Lissiani
  • Giuseppe Ocello
  • Carlo Trombetta
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The mainstay of therapy for undescended testes is surgical treatment within the first years of life in order to avoid ongoing testicular degenerative changes. The surgical therapy for the palpable undescended testis is orchidopexy and when the testis is non-palpable the laparoscopic approach is considered both as a diagnostic tool as well as an important therapeutic solution. In this article the different aspects of the laparoscopic approach to undescended testis will be described and discussed.


Umbilical Artery Undescended Testis Testicular Atrophy Epigastric Vessel Internal Inguinal Ring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Lissiani
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Ocello
    • 1
  • Carlo Trombetta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly

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