Additional benefit of laparoscopy for nonpalpable testes: finding a contralateral patent processus.

@article{Onal2008AdditionalBO,
  title={Additional benefit of laparoscopy for nonpalpable testes: finding a contralateral patent processus.},
  author={B{\"u}lent Onal and Barry A. Kogan},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1059-63}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of contralateral patent processus vaginalis discovered at laparoscopy in patients presenting with a unilateral nonpalpable testis. METHODS From August 1997 through February 2006, 159 boys underwent laparoscopic exploration for a unilateral nonpalpable testis. The data were retrospectively reviewed to determine the incidence of contralateral patency, and the results were analyzed with respect to age at repair and side and size of the unilateral nonpalpable… CONTINUE READING