Purpose: We describe modified techniques of laparoscopic orchiopexy using 2 mm. instruments that enable straightforward delivery of the testis into the scrotum. Materials and Methods: The preferred technique involves a radially dilating trocar advanced over the 2 mm. grasper placed antegrade through the new internal ring. The other method is similar but Amplatz dilators are used when a radially dilating trocar system is not available. Results: We used these techniques with complete success to deliver 18 testes into the scrotum. Conclusions: The testis may be safely and effectively delivered to the scrotum using 2 mm. instruments and disposable fascial dilators or a radially dilating trocar system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Urology|
|State||Published - Jul 2000|
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