For Better Orchiopexy, Processus Vaginalis Should Be Dissected and a High Ligation Should Be Performed

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SÖNMEZ K., KARABULUT R., TÜRKYILMAZ Z., KAYA C., Pehlivan Y., Basaklar A. C.

RAMBAM MAIMONIDES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.7, no.3, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5041/rmmj.10247
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Keywords: Hernia, high ligation, processus vaginalis, undescended testis, INGUINAL-HERNIA, CRYPTORCHIDISM, MANAGEMENT, TESTES, SAC


Objective: Data on the prevalence of patent processus vaginalis (PPV) and hernia in patients with cryptorchidism are controversial. While some pediatric surgeons do not dissect the processus vaginalis (PV), most prefer to do so to prevent hernia formation and to achieve an effective orchiopexy outcome. This study was performed to evaluate the importance of dissection and high ligation of the PV during treatment of undescended testis (UT).