Grand Journal of Urology
ISSN : 2757-7163

Testicular Torsion and Contralateral Torsion of the Appendix Testis
Oguzhan Yusuf Sonmez1, Mehmet Sevim1, Halil Ibrahim Ivelik1, Burak Isler1, Bekir Aras1
1Department of Urology, Kutahya Health Science University Faculty of Medicine, Kutahya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5222/GJU.2021.25744
Pages : 75-77
Testicular torsion is a urological emergency that results in deterioration of the blood supply of the testicle and ischemia as a result of the rotation of the spermatic cord around itself. It may show a wide clinical variety with inflammatory manifestations varying from mild abdominal pain to severe scrotal pain. Orchiectomy may be required in cases which are delayed and cannot be operated urgently. Torsion of the testis and epididymis are other frequently seen causes of acute scrotum in children. Growth of masses and hormonal stimulation in the adolescent age cause an increase in the tendency of the torsion of appendix testis which have a small pedicle and epididymis. In the presence of sudden scrotal pain, testicular torsion should be considered, if there is clinical suspicion, patients should be evaluated with color doppler ultrasound (CDUS) and scrotal exploration should be performed immediately. A 20-year-old male whose clinical picture, and scrotal ultrasonography suggested the presence of testicular torsion is presented in this case report.
Keywords : acute scrotum, testicular torsion, torsion of the appendix testis
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