Diagnosis of nonpalpable testes in childhood: comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and laparoscopy in a prospective study.

@article{Siemer2000DiagnosisON,
  title={Diagnosis of nonpalpable testes in childhood: comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and laparoscopy in a prospective study.},
  author={Stefan Siemer and Ulrich Humke and Michael Uder and Ulrich Hildebrandt and N. Karadiakos and Manfred Ziegler},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={114-8}
}
In a prospective study, the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and laparoscopy in the diagnosis of nonpalpable testes was evaluated. Advantages and disadvantages of the two procedures were compared. 29 boys with unilateral nonpalpable testis underwent MRI. When MRI failed to demonstrate a testis, laparoscopy with a 1.9 mm mini-laparoscope was performed. All cases were verified by operative exploration of the inguinal region. MRI demonstrated 10 inguinal and 7 abdominal testes. MRI… CONTINUE READING

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