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Information for Parents

Palpable Undescended Testes (Cryptoorchidism) 

  • What is this disease?

    • Undescended testicles are a common childhood condition where a boy's testicles are not in their usual place in the scrotum.

  • How it is diagnosed?

    • The diagnosis is done by clinical examination only.

  • How it is treated? 

    • Surgery is the only modality available to treat this condition. It can be done by either open method or Laparoscopic method as per the clinical situation.

  • When it should be operated?

    • The surgery for undescended testes should be done between 6-15 months of age, as there are chances of spontaneous descent before six months

  • Are there other alternative methods of treatment?

    • Medical management is not successful in this condition, although hormone (HcG) therapy had been tried.

  • What all I need to know before my child surgery?

    • Read “All you need to know before your child's surgery” information booklet in website.

  • How is the surgery done?

    • In open surgery, a small cut in made in groin area and the testes is brought into scrotum.

    • In Laparoscopic surgery, keyhole incisions are made over abdomen and the orchidopexy is done.

  • Remarks

    • For more details of surgery, contact your surgeon

  • Related Photographs and videos

    • Few photographs of steps done by me is given here for learning purposes

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