Current Pediatric Research

- Current Pediatric Research (2010) Volume 14, Issue 1

Orchidopexy for undescended testis among Saudi children: is it conducted at the optimal age?

Current evidence-based studies indicate the need to perform orchidopexy for undescended testicles early in life, between the ages of 6 and 12 months. Despite this evidence, we observed a significant delay in the actual age that such a procedure is performed in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we retrospectively examined all of our patients who received an orchidopexy, identified their age at the procedure, and, if the procedure was performed after 12 months of age, noted the reason for the delay. We found that the mean age at orchidopexy in our cohort was approximately four and half years old, indicating the need for greater awareness of the recommended time frame for this procedure among health providers and parents of patients.

Author(s): Khalid Fouda Neel

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