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Testicular Biopsy

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Testicular cancer is more likely to spread when a testicular biopsy is done. For this reason, a biopsy usually is not done if testicular cancer is suspected. A testicular ultrasound is generally done to help diagnose suspected testicular cancer. For more information, see the topic Testicular Ultrasound. When cancer is suspected, an open surgical procedure (orchiectomy) is done to confirm the diagnosis.

Other Works Consulted

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  • Walsh TJ, Smith JF (2013). Male infertility. In JW McAninch, TF Lue, eds., Smith and Tanagho's General Urology, 18th ed., pp. 687–719. New York: McGraw-Hill.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Last RevisedDecember 28, 2012
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