Laparoscopy: Its selected use in patients with unilateral nonpalpable testis after human chorionic gonadotropin stimulation

M. J. Naslund, J. P. Gearhart, R. D. Jeffs

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Laparoscopy has been used to help evaluate patients with a unilateral nonpalpable testis. This procedure can be performed quickly just before exploration with the patient under the same anesthetic. With laparoscopy it has been possible to localize either a testis or the course of the spermatic vessels in 100 per cent of the patients. Preoperative knowledge of testis location is helpful to plan the location of the incision as well as the type of repair. The incidence of vanishing testis in our series is much higher than that reported previously. This difference is attributed to a careful examination with the patient under anesthesia and preoperative treatment with human chorionic gonadotropin, which made many testes palpable. These results indicate that laparoscopy can be performed safely and quickly, and that it is helpful to manage patients with a unilateral nonpalpable testis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume142
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Laparoscopy: Its selected use in patients with unilateral nonpalpable testis after human chorionic gonadotropin stimulation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this