What is orchiopexy in testicular torsion?

What is orchiopexy in testicular torsion?

Orchiopexy (say “OR-kee-oh-peck-see”) is a type of surgery. It fixes a problem called testicle torsion. This happens when a testicle twists and the cord that supplies blood to your testicle also twists. Then blood can no longer flow to the testicle.

Is testicle torsion surgery painful?

The surgery to attach the testicles to the scrotum takes about 45 minutes. There may be some pain, but it shouldn’t be too bad. It’s much better than the torsion. Sometimes, if the torsion goes on too long, doctors won’t be able to save the affected testicle.

How long does it take to recover from torsion surgery?

After surgery for testicular torsion, there will be bruising and swelling for about a week or so. The good news is dissolvable stitches are usually used, so there is no need for removal. Your child or teen will be able to go back to normal activities, including attending school, in about 1-2 weeks.

Can you get torsion after orchiopexy?

Recurrent testicular torsion after previous orchiopexy is rare and needs high index of suspension to avoid misdiagnosis and delayed management. This case showed that this diagnosis can occur even when the testis is still fixed to the scrotal wall.

What is bilateral orchiopexy?

An orchidopexy is an operation that brings a non-descended testicle/s, down into the scrotum. An orchidopexy can be done on one or both sides. When both testicles are brought down this is called a bilateral orchidopexy.

What is a bilateral orchiopexy?

How successful is bilateral orchiopexy for testicular torsion?

On the other hand, fertility is drastically reduced after bilateral orchiopexy. As for testicular torsion, success of the procedure also varies. If an orchiopexy is performed within 4-6 hours of the onset of symptoms, the testicle can be saved in 90 percent of cases.

Does eversion orchidopexy prevent torsion of the contralateral side?

However, one study on eversion orchidopexy in 35 patients reported this, though it included three patients who underwent orchidopexy electively for prevention of torsion of the contralateral side and it was not possible to discern whether these fertility outcomes applied to only those who had orchidopexy for acute testicular torsion.

When both testicles are affected, it’s called bilateral cryptorchidism, and the procedure to repair the condition is called a bilateral orchiopexy. The absence of one or both testicles in the scrotum occurs at birth in approximately 1.8% to 8.4% of full-term infants.

What is the literature on orchidopexy sutures?

The literature on orchidopexy technique is heterogeneous and scarce, with variation reported in the type of suture use, fixation methods, synchronous procedures, and contralateral testicular fixation.