Testicular Prosthesis Surgery
What is the Benefit of Testicular Prosthesis?
The effect of testicular loss varies among men. Some men who have lost a testicle are not affected by it; other men are emotionally devastated. Loss of a testicle can lead to depression, poor self-esteem and difficulty with relationships.
For men who desire a restoration of naturally appearing scrotum and testes after the loss of testicle to trauma or disease, testicular prosthesis insertion provides an effective treatment option for restoration of symmetrical “normal” appearance of the scrotum and testes.
While nothing can restore the normal testicle functionally, a modern testicular prosthesis provides a good solution for men with the desire for an aesthetically normal appearance of the scrotum.
The testicular prosthesis does not produce hormones and cannot help men with low testosterone. Men who suffer from low testosterone would require testosterone replacement therapy.
Read about the benefits and risks of testicular prosthesis insertion.
If you’re interested in a testicular implant, learn about insurance coverage and costs involved in testicular prosthesis surgery.
Surgery for Testicular Prosthesis
There are a few different approaches to testicular procedures implantation. Most commonly, testicular prosthesis this is placed through a scrotal, sub-inguinal or inguinal incision. The choice of incision is guided partially by anatomy as well as by the situation.
If a testicular prosthesis is implanted at the time of orchiectomy (removal of the testicle), the implant is placed through the same incision. When orchiectomy is performed for treatment of testicular cancer, an inguinal incision is usually made.
When a testicular implant is placed as an elective procedure, often a scrotal incision is used. However in patients with undeveloped hemi-scrotum (scrotum that has not developed on the side of the missing testicle), and a low inguinal or sub-inguinal incision is often chosen which allows more flexibility in placement of the testicular procedures this in an ideal low scrotal location.
I prefer a sub-inguinal location of the incision to minimize the risk of infection. This also keeps the scrotum and the testicular prosthesis away from the incision site.
Images below show an example of a sub-inguinal incision used for testicular implantation.
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