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Torsion of the Testicle

  • V. I. Sreenivas

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Acute Appendicitis Ischemic Necrosis Cremaster Muscle Strangulate Hernia Superficial Location 
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References

  1. 1.
    Baker K, Raper FP (1964) Torsion of the testis. Br J Urol 36: 35CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Angell JC (1963) Torsion of the testicle. A plea for diagnosis. Lancet 1: 19PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Evert EE, Hoffman HA (1944) Torsion of the spermatic cord. J Urol 51: 551Google Scholar
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    Allan WR, Brown RB (1966) Torsion of the testis: a review of 58 cases. Br Med J 1:1396PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Sreenivas
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.The Hospital of Saint RaphaelNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Yale New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA

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