During bilateral subcapsular orchiectomy, the glandular tissue from the testicles is removed through a scrotal incision. This operation retains the shape of the testicles rather than removing the entire testicular gland.
Also Known As:
- Bilateral subcapsular orchidectomy
- Testicle surgery
- Scrotum surgery
Conditions Treated with Bilateral Subcapsular Orchiectomy:
Bilateral subcapsular orchiectomy may be utilized as a preventative measure for prostate cancer or breast cancer.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to bilateral subcapsular orchiectomy. A bilateral or inguinal orchiectomy may be performed as a surgical alternative to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Bilateral Subcapsular Orchiectomy:
Bilateral subcapsular orchiectomy may be performed with local anesthesia. General anesthesia can also be used, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Bilateral Subcapsular Orchiectomy:
Possible risks following bilateral subcapsular orchiectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Bilateral Subcapsular Orchiectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following bilateral subcapsular orchiectomy is good.