Madhukar Rainbow Children Hospital, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi
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Undescended Testes

Dr Shandip Kumar Sinha - Paediatric surgeon,Paediatric urologist and Paediatric laparoscopic surgeon

  • What is this disease?
    • Undescended testicles are a common childhood condition where a boy’s testicles are not in their usual place in the scrotum.
  • How it is diagnosed?
    • The diagnosis is done by clinical examination only.
  • How it is treated?
    • Surgery is the only modality available to treat this condition. It can be done by either open method or Laparoscopic method as per the clinical situation.
  • When it should be operated?
    • The surgery for undescended testes should be done between 6-15 months of age, as there are chances of spontaneous descent before six months
  • Are there other alternative methods of treatment?
    • Medical management is not successful in this condition, although hormone (HcG) therapy had been tried.
  • What all I need to know before my child surgery?
    • Read “All you need to know before your child’s surgery” information booklet in website. 
  • How is the surgery done?
    • In open surgery, a small cut in made in groin area and the testes is brought into scrotum. 
    • In Laparoscopic surgery, keyhole incisions are made over abdomen and the orchidopexy is done.
  • Remarks
    • For more details of surgery, contact your surgeon
  • Related Photographs and videos
    • Few photographs of steps done by me and video link is given here for learning purposes