Orchidopexy before age of 10 is best for undescended testes

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7055.493 (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:493
  1. J A Jibril, Specialist registrar,
  2. A A Mahomed, Consultant paediatric surgeon,
  3. G K Ninan, Consultant paediatric surgeon,
  4. G G Youngson, Consultant paediatric surgeon
  1. Paediatric Surgical Unit, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Aberdeen AB9 2ZB

    EDITOR,—Chris Dawson and Hugh Whitfield's article on common paediatric problems in urology suggests that an intra-abdominal testis diagnosed after the age of 2 should be left in situ to preserve hormonal function until after puberty, when orchidectomy could then be performed. …

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