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Ligation-free single scrotal incision orchiectomy with ultrasonic scalpel: Xinhua Zhang Procedure

  • Yan Li1
  • Dao-Quan Liu1
  • Hassan Mkoko Hassan1
  • Xing-Huan Wang1
  • Xin-Hua Zhang1

1Department of Urology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, 430071 Wuhan, P. R. China

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.010 Vol.17,Issue 3,July 2021 pp.88-90

Submitted: 20 November 2020 Accepted: 24 December 2020

Published: 08 July 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Xin-Hua Zhang E-mail:

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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.


Ultracision; Orchiectomy; Novel procedure

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Yan Li,Dao-Quan Liu,Hassan Mkoko Hassan,Xing-Huan Wang,Xin-Hua Zhang. Ligation-free single scrotal incision orchiectomy with ultrasonic scalpel: Xinhua Zhang Procedure. Journal of Men's Health. 2021. 17(3);88-90.


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