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Friday 2 December 2016



Definition: Orchiectomy is a surgical procedure in which one or both testicles are removed. The removal of both testicles (bilateral orchiectomy) is the surgical form of castration.

There are three main types of orchiectomy: simple, subcapsular, and inguinal.

Protocols / Templates

- CAP Protocol for the Examination of Specimens From
Patients With Malignant Germ Cell and Sex CordStromal
Tumors of the Testis (Link)

See also

- testis / Testis