A 6-month-old boy is diagnosed with cryptorchidism. He is scheduled for surgery. What surgical intervention will the nurse prepare the child to correct the condition?



•Orchiopexy is a surgical procedure for undescended testes. The testicle is manipulated into the scrotum and sutured in place.

•Children with cryptorchidism may be given chorionic gonadotropin hormone to stimulate testicular descent, but this therapy is not always successful and surgery may be required.

•Orchiectomy is removal of the testis due to a malignancy.

•Sclerotherapy is an injection of a drug to decrease the size of blood vessels.

•Meatotomy is a surgical repair of a split penile glans.

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