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Male Reproductive System - Q – Operative Terms & A – Meaning

circumcision removal of the foreskin (prepuce), exposing the glans penis
epididymectomy removal of an epididymis
orchiectomy removal of a testicle
orchioplasty repair of a testicle
orchiopexy fixation of an undescended testis in the scrotum
prostatectomy excision of the prostate gland
transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) removal of prostatic gland tissue through the urethra using a resectoscope, a specialized urologic endoscope; common treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia/hypertrophy (BPH)
vasectomy removal of a segment of the vas deferens to produce sterility in the male
vasovasostomy restoration of the function of the vas deferens to regain fertility after a vasectomy
Created by: MT student1