Operative Treatment

  • John M. Hutson
  • Jørgen M. Thorup
  • Spencer W. Beasley


Orchidopexy is required to place the congenital undescended testis (UDT) into the scrotum, usually before 12 months of age. The procedure can be done as a day case in the second 6 months of age. The standard technique is described in detail, as well as the extra manoeuvres required when the spermatic cord is too short, including 2-stage orchidopexy with or without the Fowler-Stephens procedure. For intra-abdominal testes laparoscopic mobilisation is required. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the surgery after puberty, indications for orchidopexy and complications of orchidopexy.


Internal Ring Spermatic Cord Inguinal Canal Testicular Biopsy Internal Inguinal Ring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Hutson
    • 1
  • Jørgen M. Thorup
    • 2
  • Spencer W. Beasley
    • 3
  1. 1.Royal Children’s Hospital University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Univ. Hospital of Copenhagen RigshospitaletKøbenhavnDenmark
  3. 3.University of OtagoChristchurchNew Zealand

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