Testicular Torsion (cont.)
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The goal of surgery is to salvage the testicle. If the testicle cannot be salvaged, the testicle is removed (a procedure known as orchiectomy). If the testicle is detorsed successfully, it will be sutured within the scrotum so that it can no longer twist (called orchiopexy). The other testicle will also undergo the same fixation to the scrotum.
Patients who have a nonviable testicle may return for the insertion of a prosthetic testicle. This will be done only after the urologists feels that healing from the surgery is complete.
After surgery, the patient will learn if the testicle was able to be salvaged.
The surgeon will inform the patient as to when follow-up is needed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2015
Clifford Spanierman, MD
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