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What happens to the genitofemoral nerve when a radical orchiectomy is performed? Is it removed?

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In brief: Nerve not involved

This nerve is not usually encountered in the process of radical orchiectomy.
It is certainly not removed. Another nerve, the ilioinguinal nerve, is in the area, and must be freed up and retracted out of the way to avoid injury to it. If injured, it can cause numbness in the scrotal and groin areas.

In brief: Nerve not involved

This nerve is not usually encountered in the process of radical orchiectomy.
It is certainly not removed. Another nerve, the ilioinguinal nerve, is in the area, and must be freed up and retracted out of the way to avoid injury to it. If injured, it can cause numbness in the scrotal and groin areas.
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Dr. James Lin
An excellent realistic reassurance.
Dr. James Lin
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In brief: Here are some...

The genital branch of genitofemoral nerve may be injured, but should rarely occur. If so, usually, no significant clinical issue may ensue.
If having some regional sensory alteration at right distribution, suspecting injury to the concerned nerve is in order; but again comes no clinical harm. More? Ask the surgeon directly for counseling. More online chat may induce more unnecessary confusion...

In brief: Here are some...

The genital branch of genitofemoral nerve may be injured, but should rarely occur. If so, usually, no significant clinical issue may ensue.
If having some regional sensory alteration at right distribution, suspecting injury to the concerned nerve is in order; but again comes no clinical harm. More? Ask the surgeon directly for counseling. More online chat may induce more unnecessary confusion...
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