What is an Orchiectomy?
An orchiectomy is a surgical procedure that is used to remove the testicles. This surgery is mostly required in severe cases of testicular cancer or other diseases that affect the testicles.
An orchiectomy requires the complete removal of the diseased testicles in order to treat the condition as well as to prevent its recurrence in the future.
How is the Orchiectomy procedure performed?
An orchiectomy procedure is a major form of surgical procedure and will require you to take certain precautions prior to the surgery, such as avoid eating or drinking from the night before the surgery. Any current medication that you might be taking for another reason should be discussed with the doctor thoroughly to avoid complications due a reaction to the anesthesia, such as painkillers or blood pressure and heart medicine.
As this is a major form of surgery the surgeon will require administering general anesthesia to the patient in order to avoid any kind of discomfort and pain to the patient during the procedure.
The radical orchiectomy is the most common procedure for treatment of severe testicular disorders. The surgeon will begin the procedure by making an incision in the groin area. Then the testicle and the cord are shifted out from the scrotal sac and brought up to the incision. The surgeon will then sew the ends of the cord structures together while the cord is divided into two. The specimen is removed to be sent for detailed analysis at the lab (pathologist) for further examination of the damaged tissue.
The incision is then closed and the area covered with a sterile bandage.
The simple orchiectomy procedure involves making an incision in the scrotal sac wall. This is used to remove the cord structure and sew the ends together and divide it. The divided specimen is removed for a detailed analysis at the pathological laboratory. The incision is then closed using fine sutures. In case the orchiectomy was performed to treat severe case of infection in the testicles/scrotum the surgeon may also attach a drainage tube at the surgical site for the excessive fluid to flow out for a few days from the attached tube. In case the severe infection affects the skin of the scrotum, the surgeon may require removing the infected skin along with the other infected tissue.
What is recovery after an Orchiectomy like?
Post surgery the patient might be under observation for a short time before being discharged in case there are no signs of complications from the surgery. Intravenous antibiotics may be administered if the orchiectomy procedure was performed to treat scrotal infection of the severe kind.
There might be slight swelling and bruising at the surgical site for a few days but it will disappear on its own.
What are the complications associated with an Orchiectomy procedure?
As is seen in major surgeries, the orchiectomy procedure also carries certain risks of complications that may arise in very rare cases.
These are the possible complications and their risks associated with an Orchiectomy procedure:
- Chronic pain
- Blood loss
The surgeon/doctor will take every possible precaution in order to avoid these complications from arising after an orchiectomy procedure.
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