Patterns of referral and treatment of undescended testis: a 12-year experience in a single centre.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200017
Title:
Patterns of referral and treatment of undescended testis: a 12-year experience in a single centre.
Authors:
Golabek, T; Kiely, E
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Republic of Ireland. elementare@op.pl
Citation:
Patterns of referral and treatment of undescended testis: a 12-year experience in a single centre. 2010, 179 (4):511-4 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200017
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0553-8
PubMed ID:
20721694
Abstract:
It is now recommended that orchidopexy be performed by 18 months.; To examine trends in the referral pattern and treatment of cryptorchidism in the south of Ireland. Secondly, to see how well EAU guidelines on orchidopexy management are being implemented in current practice.; A total of 145 orchidopexies performed over two periods, 1997-1998 (n = 31) and 2007-2008 (n = 114), were reviewed.; There was a decrease in the mean age at referral, review in OPD and orchidopexy from 5.88, 6.26, and 6.98 years, respectively, in the first period, to 2.74, 3.45 and 4.1 years between 2007 and 2008. The proportion of boys having surgery before the age of 18 months was minimal and showed no improvement over time.; Although there was a reduction in the age at orchidopexy, only a marginal number of boys underwent the surgery by 18 months of life.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: It is now recommended that orchidopexy be performed by 18 months. AIMS: To examine trends in the referral pattern and treatment of cryptorchidism in the south of Ireland. Secondly, to see how well EAU guidelines on orchidopexy management are being implemented in current practice. METHODS: A total of 145 orchidopexies performed over two periods, 1997-1998 (n = 31) and 2007-2008 (n = 114), were reviewed. RESULTS: There was a decrease in the mean age at referral, review in OPD and orchidopexy from 5.88, 6.26, and 6.98 years, respectively, in the first period, to 2.74, 3.45 and 4.1 years between 2007 and 2008. The proportion of boys having surgery before the age of 18 months was minimal and showed no improvement over time. CONCLUSIONS: Although there was a reduction in the age at orchidopexy, only a marginal number of boys underwent the surgery by 18 months of life.
MeSH:
Child; Child, Preschool; Cryptorchidism; Guideline Adherence; Humans; Infant; Ireland; Male; Orchiopexy; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Referral and Consultation; Retrospective Studies; Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGolabek, Ten
dc.contributor.authorKiely, Een
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-04T15:41:24Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-04T15:41:24Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.identifier.citationPatterns of referral and treatment of undescended testis: a 12-year experience in a single centre. 2010, 179 (4):511-4 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid20721694-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0553-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/200017-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: It is now recommended that orchidopexy be performed by 18 months. AIMS: To examine trends in the referral pattern and treatment of cryptorchidism in the south of Ireland. Secondly, to see how well EAU guidelines on orchidopexy management are being implemented in current practice. METHODS: A total of 145 orchidopexies performed over two periods, 1997-1998 (n = 31) and 2007-2008 (n = 114), were reviewed. RESULTS: There was a decrease in the mean age at referral, review in OPD and orchidopexy from 5.88, 6.26, and 6.98 years, respectively, in the first period, to 2.74, 3.45 and 4.1 years between 2007 and 2008. The proportion of boys having surgery before the age of 18 months was minimal and showed no improvement over time. CONCLUSIONS: Although there was a reduction in the age at orchidopexy, only a marginal number of boys underwent the surgery by 18 months of life.en
dc.description.abstractIt is now recommended that orchidopexy be performed by 18 months.-
dc.description.abstractTo examine trends in the referral pattern and treatment of cryptorchidism in the south of Ireland. Secondly, to see how well EAU guidelines on orchidopexy management are being implemented in current practice.-
dc.description.abstractA total of 145 orchidopexies performed over two periods, 1997-1998 (n = 31) and 2007-2008 (n = 114), were reviewed.-
dc.description.abstractThere was a decrease in the mean age at referral, review in OPD and orchidopexy from 5.88, 6.26, and 6.98 years, respectively, in the first period, to 2.74, 3.45 and 4.1 years between 2007 and 2008. The proportion of boys having surgery before the age of 18 months was minimal and showed no improvement over time.-
dc.description.abstractAlthough there was a reduction in the age at orchidopexy, only a marginal number of boys underwent the surgery by 18 months of life.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCryptorchidism-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshOrchiopexy-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshUrologic Surgical Procedures, Male-
dc.titlePatterns of referral and treatment of undescended testis: a 12-year experience in a single centre.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Urology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Republic of Ireland. elementare@op.plen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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