Cosmetic improvement of testicular prostheses for children

F. Ferro, S. Caterino, A. Lais

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A new testicular prosthesis for pediatric use is presented. This differs from the model usually available in that it is pink-pigmented and opaque. Over a period of 2 years and 6 months, 57 testicular prostheses were implanted in 53 boys. Seventeen of these were opaque, pigmented ones, while the others were regular translucent prostheses. No complications occurred with either type. Even when applied in adults, the traditional translucent prosthesis gives the unpleasent impression of hydrocele. In pediatric cases, this unesthetic appearance is enhanced because of the disproportion between the scrotum and the size of the prosthesis. The cosmetic appearances of these scrota have been partially improved by the use of colored, opaque prostheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991


  • Cosmesis
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Testicular atrophy
  • Testicular p prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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