A prosthesis is any artificial device used to replace a body part. When a male is born without a testicle or must have one removed due to injury or disease, a doctor may implant a testicular prosthesis to fill in the empty space in the scrotum the sac that contains the testicles. The prosthesis is used only to improve appearance and to calm psychological fears.
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We report a case of spontaneous rupture of a single testicular prosthesis in a patient who had undergone bilateral orchiectomy and silicone gel-filled prosthesis insertion. The consequences of this rare event are discussed. There is no management algorithm.
A year-old man presented to our outpatient department with altered consistency in his right testicular prosthesis and a painful right hemiscrotum with no systemic symptoms thirty-three years after the implantation of the prosthesis.
The long time between the implantation and the spontaneous rupture is remarkable and was never before described. The removal of the prosthesis was straightforward and it would have been possible to implant a new prosthesis after taking into account the condition of the skin. Introduction Many circumstances, including testicular cancer and a necrotic testicle due to spermatic cord torsion, can lead to orchiectomy.
A testicular implant is commonly inserted in adults in the absence of a peroperative scrotal skin wound after radical orchiectomy. This simple procedure provides patients with a cosmetically normal scrotum and reduces the psychological impact of testicle loss [ 12 ].
These prostheses are well accepted by patients [ 34 ]. Sincesilicone gel-filled implants have been used to obtain a naturally feeling testis: Since the s and the well-documented complications with silicone gel-filled breast implants and their theoretical health risks, such as connective tissue and autoimmune disorders or the possibility of tumor development [ 7 ], silicone elastomer or saline-filled prostheses have been now used [ 89 ].
Early complications include hematoma, wound dehiscence, or infection. Late complications are ilioinguinal neuralgia, discomfort, or pain and complications of implants mainly displacement to a higher position, extrusion, or rupture [ 10 ]. Spontaneous implant rupture is a very rare event.
Case Presentation A year-old man presented to our outpatient department with a three-month history of increased right hemiscrotum volume. He reported discomfort when sitting. There was no history of trauma and there were no systemic symptoms. Examination revealed a swollen and painful right hemiscrotum with a loss of consistency of the right testicular prosthesis.
The scrotum content appeared to be stuck to the skin, and the overlying skin was rough with asperities Figure 1. No regional adenopathy was detected.Types Of Testicular Implant – What Should You Know About It?
Reconstructive surgeries like testicular prostheses or testicular implant are extremely important in young children or adolescents who have lost their testicles due to disease or injury.
Testicular Implants | Prostheses. Absent or lost testicle(s) due to trauma, surgery or disease can have a very bad impact on the life of an individual. Testicular replacement.
Testicular prosthetics aid in the restoration of a normal physical appearance for patients with one or more missing testicles. Close. For people missing one or both testicles, testicular prosthesis aids can restore a natural appearance. The weight, shape and soft texture of the aids are designed to mimic natural.
For the Testicular Cancer Guidelines, new references have been added throughout the document.
Key changes in this publication include: Section – Risk factors for metastatic relapse in clinical stage I was updated by means of a systematic review [ 2 ]. BE WARNED: do not get prosthetic testicle!!!!! , PM. my doctor said that getting a prosthetic was my choice, that was it.
i decided to get it after much thought. and amongst the users of this there are plenty of examples of people who have had a prosthetic testicle fitted and have had no problems. Chest, testicle and buttock implants.
The bad silicone has been used to make male chest, testicle and buttock implants as well. "Three people were specially trained to work with a machine that made silicon testicles'" said a former PIP worker.
Most of the male chest, buttock and testicle implants were exported to Latin America.