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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-146

Single high scrotal incision orchidopexy for unilateral palpable testis: A randomised controlled study


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Assiut University Children Hospital, Asyut, Egypt

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Dr. Almoutaz A. Eltayeb
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Assiut University Children Hospital, Asyut
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.132808

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Background: Bianchi and Squire introduced single high trans-scrotal incision for mobilisation of palpable undescended testes to decrease the potential morbidity of the traditional inguinal approach. This incision has not gained widespread acceptance and there is still a considerable debate about its efficacy. This study evaluated the outcome of high single scrotal incision in comparison to the classic inguinal exploration for unilateral palpable testes regardless to its pre-operative location to assure its validity and safety. Patients and Methods: This was a randomised controlled study conducted on seventy males with palpable unilateral undescended testicles from November 2009 to October 2013. They were divided into two equal groups; group I had high single scrotal incision and group II had the classic inguinal approach. The comparative parameters between both groups were the operative time, intra-and post-operative complications, post-operative pain and scar. Results: There was statistical significant difference between both groups regarding the operative time (P < 0.001). The high scrotal approach (Group I) was not completed in three cases and were converted to the classic inguinal approach. No statistical significant difference between both groups regarding the post-operative complications. Conclusions: Single high scrotal incision orchidopexy for palpable undescended testis is safe, has shorter operative time but may not be suitable for proximally lying testis.


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