Spermatocelectomy

A spermatocele is a fluid-filled cyst near the testicles. A spermatocelectomy is the removal of this cyst.

  • Call Your Doctor

    After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

    • Increasing pain, redness, or swelling at incision site
    • Drainage, bleeding, or odor from incision site
    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

    A spermatocele is a fluid-filled cyst near the testicles. A spermatocelectomy is the removal of this cyst.

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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    Spermatocelectomy is done if a spermatocele is painful or large.

  • Possible Complications

    Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have spermatocelectomy, your doctor will review potential problems. Complications may include:

    • Adverse reaction to the anesthesia including lightheadedness, low blood pressure, or wheezing
    • Infection
    • Excess bleeding
    • Swelling
    • Recurrence of spermatocele

    • Damage to the epididymis, which can increase risk of
      infertility
    • Nerve injury or damage to surrounding tissue or structures

    Before your procedure, talk to your doctor about ways to manage factors that may increase your risk of complications such as:

    • Smoking
    • Drinking
    • Chronic disease such as diabetes or obesity