Laparoscopy has much to offer

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7055.493a (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:493
  1. Sherif E Habib
  1. Locum senior registrar in general surgery Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton LU4 0DZ

    EDITOR,—Chris Dawson and Hugh Whitfield's article on common paediatric problems in urology suggests that there is no difference between the management of non-palpable unilateral and bilateral undescended testes.1 The authors advocate laparoscopy as the method of choice for investigating the presence or absence of testes and recommend orchidectomy for children presenting after the age of 2, because their testes are likely to be sterile, though they say that this should be done …

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