Presentation on theme: "INSERT YOUR NAME on behalf of the PSTRN ORCHidopexy: does Earlier Surgery affect TesticulaR Atrophy?"— Presentation transcript:
INSERT YOUR NAME on behalf of the PSTRN ORCHidopexy: does Earlier Surgery affect TesticulaR Atrophy?
What we know! Undescended testes are a risk factor for testicular cancer and reduced fertility. Latest scientific evidence suggest that the earlier you correct them the better.
Audit standards Consensus statement on undescended testes (UDT) http://www.bapu.org.uk/udt-consensus-statement http://www.bapu.org.uk/udt-consensus-statement Timing of surgery: 3-6 months of age now ideal 6-12 months of age is acceptable
What we don’t know! How early are we performing surgery for undescended testis following the latest BAPU guidance? What are the early post-operative outcomes?
Aims To document age at referral and age at surgery To establish testicular atrophy rate after unilateral orchidopexy for palpable testis Follow-up for at least 6 months post-op
Study details Prospective audit over 3 months for operative data Secure online data entry As many centres as possible including international participation