Ludhiana, 9th August, 2013 : A two year old boy was brought to the Department of Paediatric Surgery Christian Medical College& Hospital, Ludhiana from the border area of Kashmir, with complaint of swelling over right side of abdomen and inability to pass urine. Clinical examination revealed that child was having absent testis in the right scrotum since birth. Further blood tests and CT scan investigations revealed that, right testis was present in the abdomen and it has become a big tumour.
Dr William Bhatti, Professor & Head Department of Paediatric Surgery, with his team doctors of Drs N Bedi, A Grewal, S Dhuria, Mr Karan(Technologist) and Dr DootikaShukla(Professor of Anaesthesia) performed Laparoscopic operation on this child and200grams of testicular tumour was successfully removed. It is the first time in Punjab that this type of tumour has been removed in a small child with Laparoscopic Operation. At present child is doing well and he has gone home.
Professor William Bhatti further explained that absent testis in scrotum is a common problem in boys and parents should consult Paediatric Surgeons for further management. Surgery for absent testis should be done between the ageof 6 months to 18 months of age, otherwise growth of testis will be retarded.There are 50 to 60 fold higher chances of testicular cancer in boys and young males with absent testis in scrotum.
Surgery for absent testis in scrotum and present in abdomen can be done by laparoscopic technique and child has to stay in hospital for a day.
Dr AG Thomas, Director CMC & Hospital Ludhiana, has mentioned that Advance Laparoscopic Treatment for surgical problems of children is available in Department of Paediatric Surgery Christian Medical College& Hospital Ludhiana.