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What is Testicular torsion?

What is Testicular torsion?

Testicular torsion is a rare but serious condition that occurs when the spermatic cord, which carries the blood supply to the ...more »

  • Testicular torsion: Twisting of a testicle's spermatic cord.
  • Testicular torsion: Torsion of the spermatic cord caused usually by incomplete attachment of the epididymis to the testis or by inclusion of the cord within the tunica vaginalis. Faulty development of various anatomical components of the testes is also a cause. It occurs most frequently in childhood and adolescence. (From Current Medical Information & Terminology, 5th ed)
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Testicular torsion: Introduction

Types of Testicular torsion:

Broader types of Testicular torsion:

How serious is Testicular torsion?

Prognosis of Testicular torsion: Good with immediate treatment as quickly as possible (at least within a few hours of onset); complications if treatment delayed.
Complications of Testicular torsion: see complications of Testicular torsion

What causes Testicular torsion?

Causes of Testicular torsion: see causes of Testicular torsion
Cause of Testicular torsion: Loss of blood supply to the testicle from twisting (torsion) of the spermatic cord.
Risk factors for Testicular torsion: see risk factors for Testicular torsion

What are the symptoms of Testicular torsion?

Symptoms of Testicular torsion: see symptoms of Testicular torsion

Complications of Testicular torsion: see complications of Testicular torsion

Testicular torsion: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Testicular torsion.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Testicular torsion.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Testicular torsion: Urologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Testicular torsion.
Treatments for Testicular torsion: see treatments for Testicular torsion
Research for Testicular torsion: see research for Testicular torsion

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Hospitalization statistics for Testicular torsion: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Testicular torsion:

  • 0.022% (2,825) of hospital consultant episodes were for torsion of testis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for torsion of testis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for torsion of testis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for torsion of testis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Testicular torsion

Main name of condition: Testicular torsion

Other names or spellings for Testicular torsion:

Spermatic cord torsion Source - Diseases Database

Testicular torsion: Related Conditions

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