Testicular Torsion Treatment

by admin on February 22, 2011

Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency, where twisting of spermatid cord takes place, normally testis lies in vertical position in scrotum, but here in this case testis lies in hortizontal position, this is known as Bell Clapper deformity. Testicular Torsion is common in teenagers 50% cases occur during sleep.

Patient complains of pain in testis which may be radiating to lower abdomen, redness of scrotum, nausea and vomiting. Torsion of testis takes place due to lack of tunica vaginalis layer, cremasteric reflex is absent. If on stretching the scrotum if you find any bluish coloured skin, this is known as blue dot sign, which is due to torsion of appendix.

Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency and need to be operated as shown below

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