Testicular torsion: neonatal

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Enlarged left testis at birth. Ultrasound performed on day 1 of life.

Patient Data

Age: day 1
Gender: Male

Ultrasound demonstrates an enlarged, hypoechoic left testis with no internal vascularity.  There is a complex left hydrocele.  Normal looking testis and a simple hydrocele on the right.

Case Discussion

This is an acute extravaginal testicular torsion (i.e. torsion of the testis before it is fixed down by the tunica vaginalis) which was present at birth.  The testis was not viable. 

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Case information

rID: 16192
Published: 28th Dec 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Paediatrics
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