Testicular Torsion


Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency. Its presentation is often classically described by the sudden onset of unilateral scrotal pain in an adolescent boy that is accompanied by exam findings of a high riding testis on the affected side and loss of the cremasteric reflex. Not all episodes present as such and management may appear straight forward until one encounters a questionably viable testicle during an operation for detorsion. In this module, background information of testicular torsion will be presented as well as its evaluation, operative decision making and postoperative management.

see also Acute Scrotum

Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE Torsions: Appendix, Testes, Testicular overview

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Last updated: November 2, 2020