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Outcome of bilateral laparoscopic Fowler-Stephens orchidopexy for bilateral intra-abdominal testes
Assiut University Hospital, Egypt
Oct 2013 (Vol. 20, Issue 5, Pages( 6951 - 6955)
PMID: 24128837

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  • INTRODUCTION:

    To evaluate the outcome of bilateral laparoscopic Fowler-Stephens orchidopexy (BLFSO) for bilateral intra-abdominal testes.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS:

    Prospectively, all patients with bilateral intra-abdominal testes between 2006 and 2010 were included in this study. Patients' data were analyzed for age, procedure whether single stage or staged Fowler-Stephens, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and follow up results.

    RESULTS:

    BLFSO was performed in a total of 48 testes in 24 boys with a median age of 31.6 months (range 12 to 150). All procedures were performed on an outpatient basis. Of the 24 boys, six were managed with a single stage BLFSO. The remaining 18 patients were managed with staged Fowler-Stephens orchidopexy. Testicular position after laparoscopy was the mid lower scrotum in 43 testes, the remaining five testes retracted to the inguinal canal in three (required inguinal approach for orchidopexy) and to the neck of scrotum in two. Testicular atrophy was encountered in two testes with a follow up of 18 months postoperatively.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    Outpatient single stage or staged bilateral laparoscopic Fowler-Stephens orchidopexy were successful in managing boys with bilateral intra-abdominal testes.

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