Successful autotransplantation of an intra-abdominal testis to the scrotum by microvascular technique

J Urol. 1976 Apr;115(4):452-4. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)59240-x.


An intra-abdominal testis in a child with prune belly syndrome was successfully transplanted to the scrotum by a microvascular technique. Immediate results were good with no palpable atrophy of the testis. Long-term results (fertility) will not be known for many years. The technique of microvascular anastomosis and its application to orchiopexy are described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / surgery
  • Child
  • Cryptorchidism / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsurgery / methods*
  • Scrotum / blood supply
  • Scrotum / surgery*
  • Testis / blood supply
  • Testis / transplantation*
  • Transplantation, Autologous / methods
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods