What is a laparoscopic orchiopexy?

What is a laparoscopic orchiopexy?

Conclusions: Laparoscopic orchiopexy is a logical extension of diagnostic laparoscopy for the evaluation and treatment of the nonpalpable testis. The low incidence of complications and 93% success rate underscore the feasibility of this procedure. It is our procedure of choice for the treatment of nonpalpable testis.

How do you do orchiopexy?


  1. Make an incision in the ipsilateral hemiscrotum down to Dartos’ fascia.
  2. Dissect up through the soft tissue toward the internal inguinal ring until identifying the testis.
  3. Bring the testis down into the operative field with gentle retraction.
  4. Perform detorsion of the spermatic cord, if necessary.

What happens after orchiopexy surgery?

The incision will ooze fluid for 2 to 3 days. You can expect to feel better each day, although you may have some mild to moderate pain for several days after surgery. You may need pain medicine during this time. Your scrotum will be swollen after surgery.

When do you use orchiopexy?

The highest quality evidence recommends orchiopexy between 6 and 12 months of age. Surgery during this timeframe may optimize fertility potential and protect against testicular malignancy in children with cryptorchidism.

How long does orchiopexy surgery take?

This surgery takes about 45 minutes, but recovery from the anesthesia might take several hours.

What is the difference between orchiopexy and Orchidopexy?

Orchiopexy (or orchidopexy) is a surgery to move and/or permanently fix a testicle into the scrotum. While orchiopexy typically describes the operation to surgically correct an undescended testicle, it is also used to resolve testicular torsion.

Is orchiopexy safe?

Orchiopexy is considered a safe and reliable procedure that has relatively few risks. It is best to choose a surgeon and hospital staff who have training and experience in this procedure and in the special needs of children.

Can orchiopexy affect fertility?

Age at orchiopexy being under or above 10 years of age had no significant influence on the fertility potential. The outcome of physical examination, scrotal ultrasound, endocrine function, and semen analysis indicates a compromised fertility potential in men with previous acquired UDT.

What age should orchiopexy be done?

Orchiopexy should not be performed before 6 months of age, as testes may descend spontaneously during the first few months of life. The highest quality evidence recommends orchiopexy between 6 and 12 months of age.

Which nut produces sperm?

Testicles (testes) Within the testes are coiled masses of tubes called seminiferous tubules. These tubules are responsible for producing the sperm cells through a process called spermatogenesis.

How long does it take to do an orchiopexy?

The single-step orchiopexy is a same-day procedure that usually lasts around one hour per testicle. After administering an anesthetic, the physician makes small keyhole-like incisions on one or both sides of the groin, and then inserts a laparoscope into the incision to enable the surgeon to locate the undescended testicle or testicles.

When to do laparoscopic Fowler-Stephen orchiopexy?

If distance was more than 2.5 cm, then we proceeded to a laparoscopic staged Fowler-Stephen orchiopexy. In the first stage, testicular vessels were cauterized by bipolar diathermy. Laparoscopic second-stage Fowler-Stephen procedure was done 6 months after the first stage.

Where is the incision made for the orchiopexy test?

An incision is made into the abdomen, the site of the undescended testicle, and another is made in the scrotum (A). The testis is detached from surrounding tissues (B) and pulled out of the abdominal incision attached to the spermatic cord (C).

When was the first orchiopexy surgery performed in Scotland?

Orchiopexy, also known as orchidopexy, is a surgical technique that can correct cryptorchidism and was successfully performed for one of the first times in 1877 in Scotland.