Radical/Simple Orchiectomy

  • Laura RauschEmail author
  • Harold N. LovvornIII


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for radical/simple orchiectomy as performed through the following approaches: open simple orchiectomy or open radical inguinal orchiectomy. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This summary is followed by a template operative dictation that provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: open inguinal orchiectomy.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Testicular cancer Testicular torsion Radical orchiectomy Simple orchiectomy 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of General SurgeryNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Department of Pediatric SurgeryNashvilleUSA

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