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  • I/O under epidural?

    Is this possible, my anesthesiologist said its an option but I dont think he discussed it with the surgeon, I also just read that I/O are done under general where as simple orchiectomy are done under either?
    Has any1 here been given the option?
    Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.

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    Forum member papajdub is one who had his orchiectomy without general anesthesia. See this link. As for me, I was perfectly happy to be unconscious during surgery.
    Scott, [email protected]
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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