orchidectomy


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or·chi·dec·to·my

 (ôr′kĭ-dĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. or·chi·dec·to·mies
Variant of orchiectomy.

orchidectomy

(ˌɔːkɪˈdɛktəmɪ) or

orchiectomy

n, pl -mies
(Medicine) the surgical removal of one or both testes
[C19: from Greek orkhis testicle + -ectomy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orchidectomy - surgical removal of one or both testicles
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
Translations
orkidektomia
orchidectomieorchiectomie

or·chi·dec·to·my

n. orquidectomía, orquectomía, extirpación de uno o ambos testículos.
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He underwent a orchidectomy surgery (removal of a testicle) and his health status is very critical.
In their second publication, the Prostate Cancer Working Group defined CRPC as a continuum on the basis of whether metastases are detectable (clinically or by imaging) and whether the serum testosterone is in the castrate range by surgical orchidectomy or medical therapy.
Endoscopic orchidectomy and salpingohysterectomy of pigeons (Columba livia): an avian model for minimally invasive endosurgery.
Testis sparing surgery, or partial orchidectomy, is now preferred for the treatment of bilateral testicular masses or in patients with a solitary testis.
With Laura by his side, Dalglish went under the knife and had an orchidectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove a testicle and the full spermatic cord.
Patient 3 had severely underdeveloped androgen-responsive tissues, and patients 13-16 had orchidectomy performed.
Adding lycopene to orchidectomy (castration) produced a more reliable and consistent decrease in serum PSA level; it not only shrinks the primary tumor but also diminishes the secondary tumors, providing better relief from bone pain and lower urinary tract symptoms, and improving survival compared with orchidectomy alone.
If the results show that cancer is highly likely then an operation called an orchidectomy is performed under a general anaesthetic to remove the testicle.
While most cases of testicular cancer require orchidectomy, or the removal of a testicle, one British study of 33 men with advanced germ cell tumors found that chemotherapy found that chemotherapy alone was enough to eradicate the cancer in 64 percent of the patients that had a certain kind of cancer called "pure seminomatous," characterized by tumors with large round cells.
However, if you had advanced disease to begin with and had to have treatment such as chemotherapy first, you may be referred to a urologist afterwards for orchidectomy.
The patient then underwent a right inguinal orchidectomy and hemiscrotectomy.