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Testicular Torsion

Alternate Names : Torsion of the Testicle, Torsion of the Spermatic Cord

Testicular Torsion | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

In most cases, this condition cannot be prevented. If a man has torsion of one testicle and surgery is done, the other testicle is often anchored into place to prevent it from developing torsion in the future.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

If the blood supply is not restored within 6 hours of torsion, permanent tissue damage is likely. The entire testicle may be destroyed. Therefore, immediate surgery is critical if this condition is present.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others as this condition is not contagious.

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Testicular Torsion: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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