Testicular torsion

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Pain in left inguinal region for three days. Left testicular swelling for two days.

Patient Data

Age: 20-25Y
Gender: Male

LEFT testis: enlarged and edematous (22 ml volume); no focal lesion and no flow.

LEFT spermatic cord: twisting is noted in left hemiscrotum.


RIGHT testis: 10 ml volume, normal.

RIGHT spermatic cord: normal.


No hydrocele on either side.

Case Discussion

There is a primary sign of torsion: twisting of spermatic cord.

There are secondary signs of torsion: Odematous testis, absent flow.

Radionuclide scan was positive for torsion (not uploaded, no copyright).

Surgery confirmed torsion.

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Case information

rID: 32910
Published: 20th Dec 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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