For a variety of reasons, in both children and adults, a testis can be missing or removed. This is where testicular implants come into the picture. This can happen from surgery for cancer, accidental injury, twisting or lack of development of a normal testis.
An artificial testis, often called a testis prosthesis(also referred to as “prosthetic testicle” or “testicular implants”), can be implanted to restore the normal appearance of the scrotum and to hopefully restore quality of life.
Testicular implants are pouches that are placed in the scrotum. They are made of solid or gel silicone and have a silicone covering. Some types are coated with polyurethane foam.