epididymotomy

epididymotomy

 [ep″ĭ-did″ĭ-mot´ah-me]
incision of the epididymis.

ep·i·did·y·mot·o·my

(ep'i-did-i-mot'ŏ-mē),
Incision into the epididymis, as in preparation for epididymovasostomy or for drainage of purulent material.
[epididymis + G. tomē, a cutting]

epididymotomy

(ĕp′ĭ-dĭd′ə-mŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision into the epididymis.

ep·i·did·y·mot·o·my

(ep'i-did'i-mot'ŏ-mē)
Incision into the epididymis, as in preparation for epididymovasostomy or for drainage of purulent matter.
[epididymis + G. tomē, a cutting]
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Inappropriate diagnosis and treatment may result in complications including testicular abscess formation,[sup.]3 necrosis,[sup.]4 atrophy,[sup.]5 and long-lasting infertility.[sup.]6 Witherington and Harper[sup.]7 recently suggested epididymotomy to decrease morbidity and complications resulting from acute bacterial epididymitis.
Witherington R, Harper WM IV: The surgical management of acute bacterial epididymitis with emphasis on epididymotomy. J Urol 1982; 128:722-725 8.
There is some evidence that epididymotomy will decrease the morbidity of epididymitis.