Malformation of the epididymis in undescended testis


KUCUKAYDIN M., OZOKUTAN B., Turan C. , OKUR H. , KOSE O.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.14, no.3, pp.189-191, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s003830050483
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-191

Abstract

During a 6-year period, 312 boys (mean age 4.7 years) underwent orchidopexy for cryptorchidism. A total of 388 epididymides were examined and the configurations were recorded as a prospective trial. This study consists of 166 ectopic testes and 222 undescended testes. The observed configurations of epididymides in the ectopic testes were: type la in 99 cases (59.6%), type Ib in 35 (21.1%), type 2 in 24 (14.5%), type 3 in 7 (4.2%), and type 4 in 1 (0.6%). There were no patients in the study with type 5 and 6 anomalies. The configurations of epididymides in the undescended testes were: type la in 105 (47.3%), type Ib in 63 (28.4%), type 2 in 26 (11.7%), type 3 in 13 (5.9%), type 4 in 5 (2.3%), type 5 in 7 (3.2%), and type 6 in 3 (1.4%). The data revealed that the incidence of epididymal abnormalities in undescended testes (41%) was higher than that in the ectopic testes (25.9%) (P < 0.05).