CH 16: Part III

  1. circumcision
    removal of the foreskin (prepuce) to expose glans
  2. epididymectomy
    removal of epididymis
  3. orchiectomy
    removal of testicle
  4. orchioplasty
    repair/reconstruction of a testicle
  5. orchiopexy
    fixation of an undescended testi in the scrotum
  6. prostatectomy
    excision of prostate gland
  7. transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
    • removal of prostate gland tissue
    • taken through urethra using a retroscope- common treatment for a benign prostatic hyperplasia/hypertrophy
  8. vasectomy
    removal of segment of vas deferens for sterility
  9. vasovasostomy
    restoration of vas deferens function to regain fertility
  10. chemotherapy
    using chemical agents to destroy harmful cells/impair their ability to reproduce
  11. cancer immunotherapy
    treatment of cancer by stimulating a patient's own immune response-transfer of iummune components (antibodies/T cells) from an ouside source
  12. brachytherapy
    • radiation technique-internal implantation of radioactive isotopes
    • ex: radioactive seeds to treat prostate cancer
  13. hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
    used of hormones to combat deficiency or regulate production
  14. penile prosthesis
    • implantation of device that provides an erection
    • treats physical ED
  15. penile self-injection
    • intracavernosal injection therapy causing an erection
    • treats ED
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CH 16: Part III
Male Repro