Cryptorchidism pp 115-126 | Cite as

Surgical Treatment of Cryptorchidism

  • J. R. Woodard
  • T. S. Trulock


Despite the current research and renewed enthusiasm for hormones, surgery remains the cornerstone of therapy for cryptorchidism. Orchiopexy was apparently first attempted by Rosenmerkel in 1820, but the operation did not gain popularity until the end of the nineteenth century when Bevan described the dissection of the cord to provide the length necessary for the testis to reach the scrotum [1, 2]. While there was no provision for anchoring the testis in the scrotum in Bevan’s original operation, he later described a purse-string suture at the neck of the scrotum. Subsequently, various methods of testicular fixation have been suggested. Torek advocated fixation of the testis to the fascia lata subcutaneously on the inner aspect of the thigh with a second operation 3 months later to release the testis into the scrotum [3]. Ombredanne anchored the testis by passing it across the scrotal septum to the opposite scrotal compartment [4].


Spermatic Cord Undescended Testis Tunica Albuginea Spermatic Vein Scrotal Skin 
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