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Testicular Torsion
Roya Sohaey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Perinatal testicular torsion
              • Definitions

                • Twisting of spermatic cord → testicular infarction
                  • Occurring in utero or within 30 days after delivery

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Callewaert PR et al: New insights into perinatal testicular torsion. Eur J Pediatr. 169(6):705-12, 2010
                                        2. Snyder HM et al: In utero/neonatal torsion: observation versus prompt exploration. J Urol. 183(5):1675-7, 2010
                                        3. Baglaj M et al: Neonatal bilateral testicular torsion: a plea for emergency exploration. J Urol. 177(6):2296-9, 2007
                                        4. Arena F et al: Prenatal testicular torsion: ultrasonographic features, management and histopathological findings. Int J Urol. 13(2):135-41, 2006
                                        5. Herman A et al: Antenatal sonographic diagnosis of testicular torsion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 20(5):522-4, 2002
                                        6. Youssef BA et al: Case Report. Pre-natally diagnosed testicular torsion ultrasonographic features. Clin Radiol. 55(2):150-1, 2000
                                        7. Devesa R et al: Prenatal diagnosis of testicular torsion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 11(4):286-8, 1998
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Perinatal testicular torsion
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Twisting of spermatic cord → testicular infarction
                                                        • Occurring in utero or within 30 days after delivery

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Callewaert PR et al: New insights into perinatal testicular torsion. Eur J Pediatr. 169(6):705-12, 2010
                                                                              2. Snyder HM et al: In utero/neonatal torsion: observation versus prompt exploration. J Urol. 183(5):1675-7, 2010
                                                                              3. Baglaj M et al: Neonatal bilateral testicular torsion: a plea for emergency exploration. J Urol. 177(6):2296-9, 2007
                                                                              4. Arena F et al: Prenatal testicular torsion: ultrasonographic features, management and histopathological findings. Int J Urol. 13(2):135-41, 2006
                                                                              5. Herman A et al: Antenatal sonographic diagnosis of testicular torsion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 20(5):522-4, 2002
                                                                              6. Youssef BA et al: Case Report. Pre-natally diagnosed testicular torsion ultrasonographic features. Clin Radiol. 55(2):150-1, 2000
                                                                              7. Devesa R et al: Prenatal diagnosis of testicular torsion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 11(4):286-8, 1998