IMR Press / JOMH / Volume 17 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.010
Open Access Original Research
Ligation-free single scrotal incision orchiectomy with ultrasonic scalpel: Xinhua Zhang Procedure
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1 Department of Urology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, 430071 Wuhan, P. R. China
*Correspondence: (Xin-Hua Zhang)
J. Mens. Health 2021, 17(3), 88–90;
Submitted: 20 November 2020 | Accepted: 24 December 2020 | Published: 8 July 2021
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (

Background: To explore the efficacy and safety of a new type of testicular excision with ultrasonic dissector.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on 69 patients with advanced prostate cancer undergoing orchiectomy in our hospital between June 2017 and June 2019. All patients were divided into a traditional surgery group (n = 27) and an ultrasonic scalpel surgery group (n = 42). The operation time, intraoperative blood loss, postoperative hospital stay and postoperative complication rates were compared.

Results: The ultrasonic scalpel surgery group had significantly shorter operation times and less intraoperative blood loss than the traditional surgery group (each P < 0.01). Moreover, the incidence of postoperative complication differed significantly between the traditional surgery group (18.52%) and the ultrasonic scalpel surgery group (0%) (P < 0.01). However, there was no significant difference in postoperative hospital stay between the two groups (P > 0.05).

Conclusions: The surgery time for testicular excision using the ultrasonic knife is short, the operation is simple and the complications are few and thus it may become a form of replacement for traditional testicular excision.

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