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Protocol: Orchiectomy

Introduction

Orchiectomy is the surgical removal of the testicles. In rodents, there are two surgical approaches in which the testes can be removed. In this AniLocus protocol, you will gain access to the surgical procedure, drug preparation for anesthesia and analgesics, post-operative care, required assessments for hormone deficiency in this animal model, and expected results.

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Keywords: surgery, orchiectomy, testes, androgen deficiency, testosterone, rodents

Abbreviations

GDX gonadectomy

ORX orchiectomy

ORX-Sham sham-operated orchiectomy

Checklist

  • Surgical Equipment
  • Anesthetics
  • Analgesics
  • Pre-Operative Prep
  • Post-Operative Care

Surgical Procedure

Review the surgical protocol including required equipment, drug preparation, required assessments for hormone deficiency, and post-operative care.