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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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Frozen Section (Definition)

A frozen section (fs) is a pathology test interpreted by a pathologist and performed on a tissue specimen obtained during surgery while the patient is still in surgery. A fs is typically requested to determine the specific pathologic process (benign or malignant tumor) or to determine if additional surgery is necessary to ensure complete removal of the lesion ...Read more


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

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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Frozen section biopsy for ovarian neoplasms is accurate?

Frozen section biopsy for ovarian neoplasms is accurate?

Frozen section: It's right about whether there is cancer in 98% of cases although the exact diagnosis gets adjusted fairly often in the final reports with further analysis. ...Read more

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Biospy+of+right+oral+pharynx+neoplasam+with+frozen+section i have a history of sebaceous carcinoma, i now have a pea sized yellow mass on my right ton?

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i have a history of sebaceous carcinoma, i now have a pea sized yellow mass on my right ton?

Needs evaluation: Depending upon what sort of treatment other than surgery you had for the sebaceous carcinoma and when, this could be something concerning. You really need to continue close follow-up with your ENT and managing team for the first 2 years and then ongoing through five years. If there is something new on your tonsil, i would not wait until your next scheduled visit and would have it looked at now. ...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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I have burnt my testicles with veet hair removing cream,the skin turned sore and red down there......already aapllied hydrocortisone there.help me plz?

I have burnt my testicles with veet hair removing cream,the skin turned sore and red down there......already aapllied hydrocortisone there.help me plz?

STOP: do NOT use Hydrocortisone on your scrotum! You have a chemical burn. You should see a doctor for a thorough exam due to the area that is burnt. In the mean time you can use Vaseline to cover and sooth the area. ...Read more

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Had a ultrasound last week. Have edometrial stripe of 6.1,small complex cyst, and mild free fluid in pelvis. Scheduled for end/biopsy. Worried!

Probably normal: The endometrial stripe measurement would be thick if you were past menopause. The biopsy is to check the tissue and make sure nothing worrisome is occurring. The cyst may be resolving on it's own (which is why the free fluid in the pelvis) but may be followed with ultrasound. If no resolution further evaluation may be necessary. ...Read more

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I saw a surgeon for the 7 neck nodes. He ordered 4 biopsy's and CT of neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis and tons of bloodwork. Is this a "normal" reaction?

I saw a surgeon for the 7 neck nodes. He ordered 4 biopsy's and CT of neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis and tons of bloodwork. Is this a "normal" reaction?

Probably...: The surgeon has the benefit of taking your history and examining you and possibly the results of the biopsies which would justify the seeming "extensive" evaluation. I would not doubt this or attempt to second-guess. Be thankful your surgeon appears to be thorough. ...Read more

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Can having bone marrow biopsies and a bone marrow harvest in hip/pelvis possibly cause arthritis...? Been 20 years now.. Have mild to severe pain...

Can having bone marrow biopsies and a bone marrow harvest in hip/pelvis  possibly cause arthritis...?  Been 20 years now.. Have mild to severe pain...

Hip arthritis.: Not likely related to bone graft harvest or bone biopsies. These are usually iliac crest or areas away from the hip joint proper. ...Read more

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Can a man easily make a baby if he has only one testicle?

Yes: The testis makes sperm in the millions on a continuous basis.It is part of the grand design that we have a few paired organs like lungs,kidneys & testes. We can do okay with just one, though we would rather keep both. ...Read more

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What could cause a hard testicle ? It is also hanging lower than the other

What could cause a hard testicle ? It is also hanging lower than the other

Needs to be checked: It may be a scrotal hernia or a mass in the testis it needs to be checked by your doctor and if indicated you may need an ultrasound exam as well.It mau be an infection or a tumor ...Read more

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I have one symptom. A decrease in the size of my right testicle. What to do?

I have one symptom. A decrease in the size of my right testicle. What to do?

It is not uncommon: for one testicle to be a different size than the other. If you have no pain or nodules and urology exams were considered normal, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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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


Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more