torsion of testis

tor·sion of tes·tis

rotation of spermatic cord producing ischemia of testis.

torsion of testis

Testicular torsion, see there.

torsion of testis

Twisting of the SPERMATIC CORD within, or just above, the scrotum. This causes occlusion of the veins so that return of blood is obstructed and there is great swelling, pain, tenderness and bruising. Early surgical correction is necessary to preserve the fertility of the affected testicle.
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viii) Which of the following statements about torsion of testis are true?
Surgical conditions tend to be age specific (adapted from Davenport, 1996) Infants up to one week old * Gastrointestinal atresias (eg, duodenal atresia) * Malrotation of the gut * Meconium ileus (delay in passage of meconium >48 hours after birth) * Hirschsprung's disease (delay in passage of meconium >48 hours after birth) * Hypospadias * Undescended testis * Hydrocele Infants up to two months old * Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (most cases need medical management) * Pyloric stenosis * Inguinal hernia * Umbilical hernia Infants up to one year old * Intussusception * Inguinal hernia Older children * Appendicitis * Torsion of testis * Mastoiditis * Intussusception (usually have an identifiable cause eg, Henoch-Schonlein purpura) Table 2.