Testicular prosthesis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

PH of orchidectomy for testicular cancer. CT for on-going assessment.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
CT

Left testicle has been excised and replaced by an ovoid (tesiticulform) prosthesis with hyperdense rim and water density centre.  Normal testis is of uniform soft tissue denisty.

Case Discussion

Testicular prostheses can be inserted following excision for cancer or torsion, or undescended testis are designed to mimic the size, shape and feel of a normal testis. Originally pure silicone they have now been replaced by a silicone envelope (hyperdense) filled with saline (water density) explaining the CT findings.

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Case information

rID: 43413
Case created: 9th Mar 2016
Last edited: 5th Jun 2017
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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