Chapter 12

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Chapter 12
2011-03-19 09:57:06
Male Reproductive System

Medical & Surgical Procedures
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  1. Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
    Procedure to palpate the prostate gland a gloved finger is inserted in the rectum, is used to feel the prostate for signs of tenerness,nodules, hardness and enlargement. Test should be done yearly in men over 40 yrs.
  2. Circumcision
    prodcedure to remove the prepuce (foreskin). Normally for social customs or religious requirements.
  3. Orechiectomy
    procedure to remove a teste because of testicular cancer
  4. Orhiopexy
    procedure to repostion an undescending teste and fix it within the scrotum
  5. Transuretheral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
    prcedure to reduce the size of the prostate gland in patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy
  6. Vascestomy
    procedure in the male to prevent female pregnancy
  7. Vasovasostomy
    The reversal of a vasectomy
  8. AIDS
    Accquired Immunodefiency Syndrome
  9. BHP
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  10. DRE
    digital rectal examination
  11. ED
    erectial dysfunction
  12. PSA
    prostate specific antigen
  13. HIV
    Human immunodefeincy virus
  14. STD
    Sexually transmitted disease
  15. TURP
    transutheral resection of the prostate
  16. VD
    venerial disease
  17. VDRL
    veneral disease research labrotory (tests for syphillis)