Chapter 23. Orchidopexy and Orchidectomy

  1. Duncan T. Wilcox MBBS, MD, FEAPU Associate Professor2,
  2. Prasad P. Godbole FRCS, FRCS, (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist3 and
  3. Martin A. Koyle MD, FAAP, FACS Professor of Urology Pediatrics Chief4,5
  1. Kim A.R. Hutton MBChB, ChM, FRCS (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Surgeon Urologist and
  2. Indranil Sau MBBS, MS, MRCS Registrar in Paediatric Surgery

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch23

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

How to Cite

Hutton, K. A.R. and Sau, I. (2008) Orchidopexy and Orchidectomy, in Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management (eds D. T. Wilcox, P. P. Godbole and M. A. Koyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Pediatric Urology, Rose Mary Haggar Professorship in Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 3

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

  3. 4

    University of Washington, USA

  4. 5

    Division of Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Author Information

  1. University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162685

Online ISBN: 9781444304183



  • orchidopexy and orchidectomy;
  • undescended testis;
  • surgical procedures for palpable testis – standard inguinal and scrotal orchidopexy;
  • Fowler–Stephens procedure;
  • microvascular orchidopexy;
  • orchidectomy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Outcomes for orchidopexy

  • Outcomes for palpable testes

  • Outcomes for impalpable testes

  • Complications of orchidopexy

  • Preventing complications of orchidopexy

  • Managing complications of orchidopexy

  • Orchidectomy

  • Conclusion

  • References