Inguinal orchidectomy

If there is a suspicion of testicular cancer your urologist will take a careful look at your medical history and then examine you. Following this your urologist will arrange an ultrasound examination and blood tests. If the suspicion is still strong after these examinations then the urologist will arrange removal of the testis for suspected testicular cancer (radical orchidectomy). The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia. The testicle and spermatic cord are removed by making a short incision in the lower groin area. A testicular prosthesis may be inserted at the same time. The patient can usually go home the same day.

At the Royal Free PPU our expert Urology consultants and allow us to provide a rapid and efficient service for and treatment of a range of peno-scrotal procedures, tailored to the individual patient, with the full support of the latest equipment and clinical expertise available.

Please see the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) patient information leaflet: View Leaflet

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