What are the treatment options for undescended testis?


In order to move an undescended testis down to the scrotum, surgery or hormone therapy may be attempted. Surgery is the more common of the two methods, as it is more effective than hormone therapy. The surgery, called an orchiopexy, is usually accomplished using laparoscopy, a procedure in which a tube is inserted through a small incision. Once the testicle or testicles have been surgically repositioned down to the scrotum, the surgeon will anchor them to the scrotum to prevent them from retracting. Recovery from surgery is generally fast, taking around a week.

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Undescended Testis

Cryptorchidism, or undescended testis, is a fairly common occurrence in which one or both of the testicles has not moved into the scrotum upon birth. This condition happens in about 4% of baby boys and often corrects itself after ...

a few months. Premature babies have a higher rate of cryptorchidism than full-term pregnancies. Surgery can be used to correct the condition in boys whose testicles have not descended after a few months.

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