Orchiopexy-sidetable-setup Orchiopexy-back-table-setup

Mayo stand and back table instruments for Orchiopexy surgery setup

Clamping & Occluding

  • Allis Forceps

    Allis Forceps

  • Curved Hemostat

    Curved Hemostat

  • Mosquito Clamp – Curved

    Mosquito Clamp – Curved

Cutting & Dissecting

  • #3 Knife Handle

    #3 Knife Handle

  • Curved Iris Scissor

    Curved Iris Scissor

  • Metzenbaum Scissor

    Metzenbaum Scissor

  • Stevens Tenotomy Scissor

    Stevens Tenotomy Scissor

  • Straight Mayo Scissor

    Straight Mayo Scissor

Grasping & Holding

  • Adson Forceps

    Adson Forceps

  • Debakey Forcep

    Debakey Forcep

  • Toothed Forcep

    Toothed Forcep

Retracting & Exposing

  • Army-Navy Retractor

    Army-Navy Retractor

  • Freer Elevator

    Freer Elevator

  • Senn Retractor

    Senn Retractor

  • Weitlaner Retractor

    Weitlaner Retractor


  • Ferg-Frazier Suction

    Ferg-Frazier Suction

  • Yankauer Suction

    Yankauer Suction

Suturing & Stapling

  • Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder

    Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder

  • Ryder Needle Holder

    Ryder Needle Holder

What to expect during Orchiopexy

Positioning: Supine

Drapes: 4 folded towels, laparotomy drape

Surgery Steps: A 15 blade will be used to make an incision on the scrotum. The surgeon will dissect down to the inguinal ring and find the testis. The spermatic cord will be freed of any torsion.

Tacking sutures will be used to keep the fascia out of the way of the testis. This will allow the testis to have plenty of room to sit.

An orchiopexy can also be performed through an inguinal approach rather then a scrotal approach. The steps are basically the same, incision, dissection, and freeing the testis from anything that would shorten the length of the testis to allow it to sit comfortably.

All of the bleeding will be stopped and the incision will be closed.

2 thoughts on “Orchiopexy

    • Diana Lei-aloha says:

      There usually isn’t a specimen during an orchiopexy since nothing is being removed (unless the doctor runs into some strange tissue or something that looks abnormal, but that is rare). However, there would be a specimen during an orchiectomy when the testicle is being removed. It would be sent to pathology like normal.

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