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Noun1.orchiopexy - operation to bring an undescended testicle into the scrotum
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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Six to twelve months of age is considered appropriate for scrotoplasty and orchiopexy.
We deemed it salvageable and performed a bilateral orchiopexy.
5) Because most reported cases are detected during surgery for other urogenital symptoms, the question arises of whether the supernumerary testis should be left in situ (with orchiopexy if needed), biopsied for histological examination or removed.
5 Weight, kg 16 [+ or -] 6 18 [+ or -] 7 Gender, male/female 14/12 16/13 ASA physical status, 1/2 24/2 27/2 Duration of anaesthesia, min 51 [+ or -] 18 45 [+ or -] 16 Duration of surgery, min 29 [+ or -] 13 26 [+ or -] 11 Type of surgery Inguinal hernia repair 10 12 Orchiopexy 6 7 Excision of skin tumour 3 3 Reconstruction of 5 6 polydactyly Central venous catheter 2 1 insertion Time from end of 33 [+ or -] 14 32 [+ or -] 12 dexmedetomidine/saline infusion to LMA removal, min Group [D.
In one study, which examined biopsies from prepubertal cryptorchid testes taken at the time of orchiopexy, cells that were "morphologically identical" to IGCNU, including positive staining for placental alkaline phosphatase, were identified in 22 of 440 patients (5%).
Among the boys with undescended testicle(s) at birth (n = 138), all but one had documented orchiopexy or a subsequent observation of cryptorchidism in at least one of the three subsequent examinations (ages 4 months, 1 year, 7 years).
Orchiopexy does not alter the malignant potential of the cryptorchid testis; however, it facilitates examination and tumour detection (5).