Orchiopexy using 2 mm. Laparoscopic instruments: 2 Techniques for delivering the testis into the scrotum

Fernando A. Ferrer, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Peter Schulam, Ranjiv Mathews, Steven G. Docimo

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-161
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2000



  • Cryptorchidism
  • Laparoscopy
  • Testis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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