When is a testicular prosthesis indicated in the treatment of testicular torsion?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: Oreoluwa I Ogunyemi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients requiring an orchiectomy because of a nonviable testis may benefit from the placement of a testicular prosthesis.

The placement of a testicular prosthesis is usually delayed for 6 months, until healing is complete and inflammatory changes resolve. However, some early studies show that simultaneous testicular prosthesis placement is safe in postpubertal males who have reached full testicular size. [48]

The prosthetic placement should be performed through an inguinal incision.


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