A testicular prosthesis is a small implant with a size,
shape, and consistency similar to a real testicle. It is usually made of a soft
plastic (silicone) shell and filled with saline (salt water).
potential risks associated with testicular prostheses include infection and
bleeding or blood clots (hematoma) in the
scrotum, but these complications are uncommon.
If a prosthesis is implanted before puberty, it will need to be replaced later with a larger prosthesis that matches the adult size of the normal testicle.
March 26, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
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