A review of the literature indicates that 90% of testicles are lost following torsion—80% by orchiectomy and 10% by ischemic atrophy (1). Despite the superficial location of the testicles, delay in diagnosis is surprisingly the rule rather than the exception (2); delay in diagnosis and a failure to appreciate the need for urgent surgical intervention are responsible for the poor results.
KeywordsAcute Appendicitis Ischemic Necrosis Cremaster Muscle Strangulate Hernia Superficial Location
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