Comparison of ultrasonographic and laparoscopic findings in adult nonpalpable testes cases

Pekkafali M., Sahin C., Ilbey Y. Ö., Albayrak S., Yildirim S., Basekim C.

EUROPEAN UROLOGY, vol.44, no.1, pp.124-127, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0302-2838(03)00145-3
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-127
  • Keywords: ultrasonography, laparoscopy, testis, cryptorchidism, UNDESCENDED TESTIS, LOCALIZATION
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: There is a small number of studies in adult nonpalpable testes cases, and there is no published paper on the diagnostic value of their ultrasonographic examination. In this prospective study, we compared the sonographic and laparoscopic findings in adult cases with nonpalpable testes to assess the necessity and the profits of ultrasound.