The midline preperitoneal approach to orchiopexy

J. B. Hunt, R. Witherington, Arthur M Smith

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The midline preperitoneal approach has been used to facilitate delivery of 42 high undescended testicles into a suitable scrotal position. The gonads were situated preoperatively either within the abdomen (59.5%) or in a high inguinal position (40.5%). The technique described here has allowed marked lengthening of the spermatic cord and visibly shortened the distance between the spermatic vessel-great vessel juncture and the most dependent portion of the scrotum. It has virtually eliminated the necessity for staged orchiopexy in patients with heretofore difficult to manage cryptorchism. In this series an overall satisfactory anatomic result was achieved in 76.9 per cent of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-189
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume47
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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Orchiopexy
Spermatic Cord
Scrotum
Cryptorchidism
Groin
Gonads
Abdomen
Spermatozoa
Testis

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Hunt, J. B., Witherington, R., & Smith, A. M. (1981). The midline preperitoneal approach to orchiopexy. American Surgeon, 47(4), 184-189.

The midline preperitoneal approach to orchiopexy. / Hunt, J. B.; Witherington, R.; Smith, Arthur M.

In: American Surgeon, Vol. 47, No. 4, 01.01.1981, p. 184-189.

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Hunt, JB, Witherington, R & Smith, AM 1981, 'The midline preperitoneal approach to orchiopexy', American Surgeon, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 184-189.
Hunt JB, Witherington R, Smith AM. The midline preperitoneal approach to orchiopexy. American Surgeon. 1981 Jan 1;47(4):184-189.
Hunt, J. B. ; Witherington, R. ; Smith, Arthur M. / The midline preperitoneal approach to orchiopexy. In: American Surgeon. 1981 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 184-189.
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