Fowler-Stephens Procedure

  • Kyle J. Van ArendonkEmail author
  • Dai H. Chung


This chapter describes the critical concepts for the Fowler-Stephens procedure as performed by the open and laparoscopic approaches. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, necessary equipment, and variations in technique. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Fowler-Stephens Orchiopexy Undescended testis Cryptorchidism 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Department of SurgeryMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Department of SurgeryDallasUSA

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