Assessment of Intersex








Intersex Surgery: Orchiopexy

This type of intersex surgery is for the repair of undescended testes. It is the second most common surgery performed on infant male genitalia (after circumcision). The surgery involves moving one or
both testes with blood vessels from an abdominal or inguinal position to the scrotum. If the inguinal canal is open it must be closed to prevent hernia.

Potential Problems

Surgeon major challenge is maintaining the blood supply. If vessels cannot be stretched into the scrotum, or are separated and cannot be reconnected, a testis will die and waste away.

Other masculinizing intersex surgery:

Hypospadias : Urogenital Closure
Gonadectomy : Chordee release : Cloacal repair
Phalloplasty : Hysterectomy : Testicular Protheses
Penile augmentation surgery : Concealed penis



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