epididymectomy

epididymectomy

 [ep″ĭ-did″ĭ-mek´to-me]
excision of the epididymis.

ep·i·did·y·mec·to·my

(ep'i-did-i-mek'tŏ-mē),
Operative removal of the epididymis.
[epididymis + G. ektomē, excision]

epididymectomy

(ĕp′ĭ-dĭd′ə-mĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of the epididymis.

ep·i·did·y·mec·to·my

(ep'i-did-i-mek'tŏ-mē)
Operative removal of the epididymis.
[epididymis + G. ektomē, excision]
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Epididymectomy is another treatment for CSP that have been assessed in multiple small series in the literature.
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A complete epididymectomy allows conserving the testis and avoids recurrence [4].
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* Epididymectomy is recommended only when pain is localized to the epididymis, as this is a testicle-sparing procedure.
One study determined that 90% of men who underwent unilateral epididymectomy for chronic orchialgia required an orchiectomy to resolve pain.
The patient opted for removal, and an inguinal exploration with possible left radical orchiectomy versus left epididymectomy was scheduled.
The advantages of microsurgical spermatic cord denervation include complete response rates ranging from 71% to 100% -- significantly better compared to current medical management and traditional surgical approaches of orchiectomy and epididymectomy. The testis-sparing nature of the procedure reduces the physical and psychological morbidity associated with extirprative surgery.
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