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Laparoscopic Surgery for an Undescended Testis

  • K. Selvarajan

In a patient with an undescended testis, a thorough clinical examination will reveal that the testis is either palpable or impalpable. In all cases of clinically palpable testis, open orchiopexy is the best choice. When testis is clinically impalpable, the choice of investigation is diagnostic laparoscopy [1,2,4]. The accuracy of laparoscopy in determining the site of the intraabdominal testis is very good. Further, it helps determine how to proceed. The decision is made based on the findings on laparoscopy [3,5,6].

Keywords

Laparoscopic Surgery Internal Ring Diagnostic Laparoscopy Inguinal Canal Undescended Testis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Selvarajan
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  1. 1.Paediatric SurgeryK.G. Hospital and Postgraduate InstituteCoimbatoreIndia

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