Orchidopexy in Lagos
An orchidopexy is a procedure that involves bringing a non-descended testicle or testicles into the scrotum. On one or both sides, an orchidopexy can be performed. A bilateral orchidopexy is when both testicles are brought down at the same time.
The reason for surgery is that if a non-descended testicle is not brought down into the scrotum before puberty, the testicle’s ability to produce sperm will usually be lost. More importantly, if it remains undescended, that testicle is at a slightly higher risk of developing testicular cancer.