Testicular torsion and infarction

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Acute onset, non-traumatic origin of right hemiscrotal pain. 3 days in duration. One day of right hemiscrotal oedema. No pain on day of ultrasound

Patient Data

Age: about 15 yrs
Modality: Ultrasound

Right testis is mildly enlarged, diffusely hypoechoic with heterogeneous echopatten without vascularity. Left testis shows normal echopattern and vascularity.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings suggested right testicular torsion and infarction. Surgical exploration revealed so called 'black' testis. Orchidectomy was performed.

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Case Information

rID: 47082
Case created: 30th Jul 2016
Last edited: 31st Jul 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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