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Scrotal ablation

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Introduction

  • Scrotal ablation means complete removal of the scrotum. Since the scrotum covers the gonads in intact animals, orchidectomy is also performed with scrotal ablation.
    Obtain owner consent for castration before this procedure is contemplated.

Uses

  • Severe trauma and devitalization of the scrotum.
  • Scrotal neoplasia Scrotal mast cell tumour.
  • Scrotal abscess.
  • Old dogs with pendulous scrotums.
  • Scrotal urethrostomy.
  • Feline perineal urethrostomy.
  • Severe scrotal hematoma after routine castration Scrotal hematoma.
  • Testicular disease (orchitis Orchitis / epididymitis , neoplasia Testicle: neoplasia ) extending into scrotal tissue.

Advantages

  • Simple.
  • Quick.
  • Relatively complication-free.

Disadvantages

  • In intact animals, orchidectomy Castration also required.
  • Common mistake made during this procedure is excessively wide elliptical excision of scrotum causing difficulty in wound closure Wound closure: primary.
  • Plan elliptical skin incision carefully so enough skin remains for tension-free closure.
  • Penis and urethra are located within wound just deep to scrotal septum and tunics.
    Care to avoid incorporating these structures during wound closure.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Procedure usually successful with minimal complications.

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