B.L. a 27 year old bilaterally cryptorchid patient underwent right testicular autotransplantation in the presence of a quite normal testis. After one year the patency of microsurgical anastomosis was confirmed by means Doppler flowmetry and scrotal echography demonstrated the presence into the scrotum of a testis provided of a normal echogenicity. Left laparoscopic orchiectomy was planned. A small semilunar skin incision was made just below the rime of the umbilicus. Veress needle was introduced: as soon as the needle pierced the parietal peritoneum, its spring mechanism was released allowing the sharp needle point to retract leaving only the blunt tip protruding. Carbon dioxide gas was insufflated through the side part of the Veress needle until adequate abdominal distension was achieved. After having removed the Veress needle, the laparoscope on its sharp-pointed trocar was introduced into the peritoneal cavity and left testis was easily localized. Four trocars were introduced up to proceed to laparoscopic orchiectomy. The patient was discharged two days after. In our opinion in the presence of a bilateral cryptorchism in the adult, is better to plan a monolateral autotransplantation. After having verified the long-term result of microsurgery we can decide if a contralateral orchiectomy has to be planned.
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