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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).
The 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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology|
|Last Revised||March 26, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
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