Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Clitoris: surgery

Contributor(s): David Moll, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Conditions affecting the clitoris are uncommon but circumstances occasionally arise where surgery has to be performed.
  • Removal of the clitoris has been reported in cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the vulvar region   Skin: neoplasia - squamous cell carcinoma  .
  • The clitoris is an important carrier site for venereal organisms, eg contagious equine metritis (CEM)   Uterus: contagious equine metritis  .
  • Clitoral removal or clitoral sinusectomy have been recommended as part of the treatment to eliminate this carrier state in mares.

Uses

Advantages

  • Simple and quick.
  • Minimal complications.
  • Standing surgery.
  • Effective in removing carrier state from clitoral sac.

Disadvantages

  • No effect on carrier states elsewhere in reproductive tract.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

Further Reading

Publications

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