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Predictive factors for successful vessel-intact laparoscopic orchiopexy for intra-abdominal testes.
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PMID:  23269107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To identify the predictive factors for successful vessel-intact laparoscopic orchiopexy (VILO) for nonpalpable intra-abdominal testes (NPIT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 25 boys with 28 NPITs within 2 cm of the internal ring underwent VILO. They were divided into two groups based upon outcome, for statistical comparison. Group A (successful VILO): patients with testes pexed in scrotum during surgery, and maintained viability and scrotal position of testes at 3-month & 6-month postoperative follow up. Group B: failed VILO. RESULTS: Intrascrotal fixation at VILO was achievable for 17/28 NPITs. Postoperative follow up and final outcome data were available for 25/28 NPITs, of which 14 were successful (A) while 11 had failed VILO (B). The mean age of patients in group A differed significantly from that of patients in group B (4.16 years versus 6.64 years; p = 0.035). The mean testis-to-internal ring distance was 0.50 cm for group A and 1.05 cm for group B, but this was not statistically significant (p = 0.141). There was statistically a highly significant difference (p = 0.002) with respect to the mean internal ring-to-midscrotum distances in groups A and B: 5.56 cm and 7.05 cm, respectively. A scatter-plot of age or height against internal ring-to-midscrotum distance showed a fairly linear relationship. CONCLUSIONS: Age or height of the patient at surgery is an independent factor predicting the success of VILO for intra-abdominal testis. The internal ring-to-midscrotum distance increases with age/height, resulting in increased testis-to-midscrotum distance and higher failure rate of VILO in older children.
Deepak Bagga; Narinder Teckchandani; Vinod Kumar; Shabnam B Grover; Devendra K Yadav; Samir K Acharya
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric urology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4898     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Urol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101233150     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Urol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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