Orchidopexy vs Orchidectomy - What's the difference?

orchidopexy | orchidectomy |


As nouns the difference between orchidopexy and orchidectomy

is that orchidopexy is (surgery) the procedure to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum while orchidectomy is (label) the procedure to remove one or both testes.

orchidopexy

English

Alternative forms

* orchiopexy

Noun

(orchidopexies)
  • (surgery) The procedure to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum.
  • English words suffixed with -pexy

    orchidectomy

    English

    Alternative forms

    * orchiectomy

    Noun

    (orchidectomies)
  • (label) the procedure to remove one or both testes
  • Synonyms

    * castration * neutering * gelding * gonadectomy * sterilization