The current study is being carried out to identify the various clinical presentations of undescended testis, to analyze the reliability of ultrasonography and diagnostic laparoscopy in identification of undescended testis and the efficacy of various surgical modalities for management of undescended testes. Cryptorchidism (from the Greek kryptos, meaning hidden’ and orchis, meaning ‘testes’) refers to the absence of a testes from the scrotum.1 Isolated cryptorchidism is the most common congenital anomaly of the male genitalia , affecting almost 1% of the full term infants at the age of 1 year.1 Cryptorchidism is the term that has been used interchangeably with the term undescended testes. The abnormality assumes particular importance in cases of bilateral undescended testis, where correct diagnosis and timely treatment can save patient from lifelong misery of sterility. In unilateral cases, treatment is directed to prevent complications known to be associated with undescended testis. Highly retractile testis can often be mistaken for undescended testis. An ectopic testis may also be mistaken for an undescended testis.
The author has completed his postgraduation from prestigious vydehi institute of medical sciences. He was into the surgical research since 5 years. His field of interest are minimal invasive surgery and robotic surgery. This book is a product of his vast research on the subject of undescended testis.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
general surgery, laparoscopy, Undescended testis
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