Management of bilateral nonpalpable testes: laparoscopic diagnosis and orchidectomy

R. HAUSER, J. B. LESSING, D. SAMUEL, H. YAVETZ, M. R. PEYSER, G. F. PAZ, Z. HOMONNAI

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Abstract

Bilateral nonpalpable testes in the adult human are associated with testicular malignancy, infertility and other abnormalities. Investigation for localization of the testes is mandatory, and either orchidopexy or orchidectomy is indicated. Laparoscopy was performed in an azoospermic male with bilateral unpalpable testes. A diagnosis of intra‐abdominal testes was made and bilateral orchidectomy was performed. Laparoscopy is recommended for diagnosis and precise localization, as well as for orchidectomy, thus avoiding open abdominal operation in cases of intra‐abdominal testes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Andrology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1994

Keywords

  • cryptorchidism
  • laparoscopy orchdectomy
  • male infertility
  • testicular tumours

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