- May 31, 2020
- Posted by: Prof Dr Coşkun Şahin
- Category: Testicular Diseases
What is Testicular Prosthesis?
They are materials made of silicone that resemble natural testicles placed in the scrotal cavity if one or both of the testicles are removed.
Different testicle prosthesis types. In these prostheses, the dimensions are adjusted according to the dimensions of the other testicle.
Who can insert Testicular Prosthesis?
All patients who have lost their testicles can be worn if they wish. Some patients do not have congenital facilities. Some patients may have their testicles taken for cancer or other reasons. In all these patients, testicular prosthesis can be worn.
Who Does Not Wear Testicular Prosthesis?
It is not recommended to wear it since the development of testes in the child age group continues. Because there may be a difference between the sizes of both testicles in the future.
How Does Testicular Prosthesis Surgery Work?
The patient is seen before the operation. Existing testicle sizes are measured. Prosthesis orders are made in the same dimensions. The surgery can be performed under general local or regional anesthesia. The operation time is 30 minutes. It is up. He was discharged the same day.
Is There Any Undesirable Condition After Surgery?
No no. The infection rate is less than 1%.
Is the testicle prosthesis durable for a lifetime?
Does Testicular Prosthesis Look Like A Natural Testicle?
Yes it does. Sometimes even his partner may not notice. This is achieved thanks to the soft silicone structure.
The soft natural structure of the testicle prosthesis is thanks to the silicone material content.
What is the beneﬁt of the prosthesis?
Testicle prostheses do not function. It just gives the impression that there is a testicle in the bag. Some patients cannot easily tolerate the loss of an organ during and after adolescence and experience self-esteem. The prosthesis increases the self-conﬁdence of the patient.
What are the side effects related to surgery in testicular cancer?
It may be bleeding, clotting, absence of semen (azoospermia). In these patients, sperm protection should be performed in the sperm bank in order to have children in the future.