What are the location-based success rates for the surgical treatment of cryptorchidism?

Updated: Dec 17, 2020
  • Author: Joel M Sumfest, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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In a 1995 meta-analysis of orchiopexy by Docimo, location-based success rates were as follows [60] :

  • Testes located beyond the external ring: 92%
  • Peeping testes: 82%
  • Canalicular testes: 87%
  • Abdominal testes: 74%

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