Laparoscopy for nonpalpable testes in childhood: is inguinal exploration also necessary when vas and vessels exit the inguinal ring?

@article{Plotzker1992LaparoscopyFN,
  title={Laparoscopy for nonpalpable testes in childhood: is inguinal exploration also necessary when vas and vessels exit the inguinal ring?},
  author={E D Plotzker and Harry G Rushton and A. Barry Belman and Steven John Skoog},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1992},
  volume={148 2 Pt 2},
  pages={
          635-7; discussion 638
        }
}
Laparoscopy has proved to be a safe method for determining the status for nonpalpable testes. In a combined series 52 boys with 57 nonpalpable testes were evaluated laparoscopically. Of the 57 nonpalpable testes 26 were located above the internal inguinal ring (abdominal), 4 were found more distally, and blind-ending vas and vessels terminated in the abdomen in 3, and beyond the internal ring (vanished testes) in 24. Of 29 abdominal testes primary orchiopexy was performed in 15, 4 were removed… CONTINUE READING
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