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Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay

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CARRICART, Martha et al. Implantes protésicos testiculares en la infancia y la adolescencia: son importantes?. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2007, vol.78, n.3, pp.198-203. ISSN 1688-1249.

Summary An interdisciplinary team-work experience in the assistance of 85 patients with silicone testicular prosthesis (STP) as well as the families’ guidance from December 1985 until December 2005 is presented. Our purpose is to demonstrate the importance of prevention in the different aspects of this pathology. The age average was 6,3 years old, with a media of 5,8. The ages ranged between 1,7 to 14 years old. Frequent checkups were carried out since newborns until the age of 20, with an average age of 7,6 years and a media of 7. The team’s strategies used for an early assistance are described. They help prevent the difficulties these patients suffer specially related to their physical appearance, self-respect, sexual behaviour and social acceptance. As a result a good life quality of the whole family group was successfully promoted. The working experience was satisfactory and most of the patients showed a high approval degree in regards to the treatment. Therefore we strongly recommend the use of the STP.

Keywords : TESTIS-surgery; PROSTHESIS AND IMPLANTS-psychology; BODY IMAGE.

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