Table 34Strength of evidence of surgical approach for orchiopexy, atrophy

Number of Studies; Total Subjects; Testes TreatedRisk of BiasConsistencyDirectnessPrecisionStrength of Evidence and Magnitude of Effect
Atrophy
Open vs. laparoscopic repair
1; 75; 75
RCT
High
UnknownDirectUnknownLow
Laparoscopy: 10%
Open: 19%

RCT = randomized controlled trial

*

Atrophy rates for second stage orchiopexy; no atrophy reported with primary orchiopexy.

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