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Bilateral Inguinal Orchiectomy

Posted On: 04-21-2015
Bilateral Inguinal Orchiectomy

What is Bilateral Inguinal Orchiectomy?

During bilateral inguinal orchiectomy, both testicles are surgically removed through an incision in the groin. This procedure is referred to as a radical orchiectomy if the spermatic cords are also removed.

Also Known As:

  • Testicle removal
  • Bilateral inguinal orchidectomy
  • Radical orchiectomy
  • Testicle surgery
  • Testicular surgery
  • Radical orchiectomy

Conditions Treated with Bilateral Inguinal Orchiectomy:

Bilateral inguinal orchiectomy is utilized in order to treat testicular cancer and low male sex drive. It can also be used in cases of an undescended testicle or male to female gender change, or to reduce testosterone production.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Bilateral Inguinal Orchiectomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to bilateral inguinal orchiectomy.

Anesthesia with Bilateral Inguinal Orchiectomy:

Bilateral inguinal orchiectomy can be performed with local anesthesia. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Bilateral Inguinal Orchiectomy:

Possible risks following bilateral inguinal orchiectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used.

Prognosis after Bilateral Inguinal Orchiectomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following bilateral inguinal orchiectomy is good. However, the patient will be sterile.

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