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Will there be a frozen section biopsy before removing the testicle?

Will there be a frozen section biopsy before removing the testicle?

No: If there are concerns of testicualr cancer, surgery is the first step requiring radical surgery. A frozen section is never performed becuase it may yield a false negative reading intra-operatively. In addition a biopsy of the testicle at the time of surgery may cause spreading of the cancer and disrupt the normal covering layers of the testicle. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Is it really impossible to do a testicular biopsy without removing the whole testicle for cancer screening?

Possible, but ...: It's possible, but still proceed with surgery via inguinal incision for exploration so to decide if testis removal or biopsy with partial testis removal if surgeon is confident and pathologist's support is available. Most of times, radical orchiectomy is needed for a confirmed testicular mass by ultrasound after professional evaluation. For detail, ask your surgeon-urologist timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I had a testicular biopsy, and now my right testicle seems huge?

I had a testicular biopsy, and now my right testicle seems huge?

Bleeding, Infection: The main risks are bleeding which can cause a hematoma, or internal clot, as well as infection of the wound or the hematoma. Longer term, the main risk is a hydrocele formation, which is fluid around the testicle which would need an additional surgical procedure to remove in the future as well as testicular injury during the biopsy itself. Overall, the risks are minimal but they are present. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with azoospermia-noa with fsh(24.3), testosterone-165, free-3.31, small testicles(each 3cc). Suggest needle biopsy or tese or mtese? Age-30

Karyotype: Hi. Sounds consistent with Klinefelter's, 47-XXY. Get a karyotype before people go sticking needles in your testicles. Testicular biopsy wouldn't be diagnostic...karyotype is. Sorry, but I don't know what "tese" or "mtese" is. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect of removing one testicle of 6 yrs boy due to tumour in that testicle?

Is there any side effect of removing one testicle of 6 yrs boy due to tumour in that testicle?

Testicle removal: Like a lot of paired organs, one testicle can be enough for normal physiologic function. It does not effect fertility, and hormonally he is likely to be normal. Chemotherapy however and radiation can contribute to some dysfunction . Best to talk about those things if chemo or radiation are needed afterwards. Good luck. ...Read more

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6 yrs boy have tumour in one testicle, is there any other way without removing whole testicle, if the tumour is not carcinogenic?

6 yrs boy have tumour in one testicle, is there any other way without removing whole testicle, if the tumour is not carcinogenic?

Possible, but...: Most of testicular tumors at 6 are benign, but radical orchiectomy remains the procedure of choice. But if alpha-fetoprotein is negative and the findings of physical and ultrasound exam strongly suggest benign, masses, tumor excision alone can be done through inguinal incision with help of intra-operative pathological frozen section by an experienced surgeon. So, talk and work with experts. ...Read more

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How long is the hospital saty following removing a testicle from cancer and what happens after the op?

How long is the hospital saty following removing a testicle from cancer and what happens after the op?

Short stay: You'll probably stay at least overnight. The testis goes to the pathologist for a careful examination to determine what kind(s) of cancer are present and how far it's gotten within the specimen. It gets kept for a month and is then incinerated -- trust me, you don't want it back. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If one testicle is removed will the sperm production decreases....What are the effects of removing it ?

If one testicle is removed will the sperm production decreases....What are the effects of removing it ?

Not a big effect: Sperm production might decrease somewhat, but you'll still be able to ejaculate and to father children. ...Read more

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If someone is removing both testicles due to cancer, will sex life remain somewhat normal with testosterone added to the body?

If someone is removing both testicles due to cancer, will sex life remain somewhat normal with testosterone added to the body?

Testiclar Castration: Yes. Testicles are responsible to make testosterone that produce male characteristics in men. However, testosterone in a much lesser amount is also produced from conversion of estrogen (that is secreted from ovaries in women) and also from conversion of adrenal hormones so, if we remove testicles, there will be other androgen hormones that come from adrenal glands and affect our sex-life. ...Read more

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Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more