What is Cryptorchidism?
Cryptorchidism (retained testicle) is a condition in which one or both testicles fail to drop down into the scrotum.
Retained testicles can cause problems such as becoming cancerous or twisted (both potentially life-threatening conditions), so it’s important to have them removed while your dog is young.
What Is Laparoscopic Cryptorchidectomy?
It is the term used for the removal of an abdominal testicle using a small camera that is inserted into the abdominal cavity through a 1cm incision.
Through this port, a telescope is placed in the abdomen; The testicle is clamped with forceps and removed from the abdominal incision.
Because undescended testicles are usually much smaller than testes in the scrotum, they can often be pulled through a telescopic port.