Torsion Testes

Torsion Testes

Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency that may result in the loss of the affected testicle if not treated promptly. This is a painful disorder caused by the spermatic cord twisting, which results in a lack of blood supply to the testicle. Testicular tissue cannot survive in the absence of blood flow. Torsion of the testicles is a medical emergency. Seek medical attention right once if you suspect your child has testicular torsion.

Torsion Testes

What causes a child’s testicular torsion?

Torsion of the testicles in young and adolescent males occurs when the testicles are not entirely linked in the scrotum. This allows the testicles to move and rotate more easily.

Torsion of the testicles in a newborn occurs when the sac around the testicles fails to attach to the scrotum.

What are the Symptoms of torsion testes?

Symptoms might differ depending on the child’s age.

There is normally little discomfort in infants, but the affected side of the scrotum gets enlarged, becoming red and hard. Scrotal edema may be detected by parents during a diaper change or by the doctor during a newborn checkup.

The most prevalent symptom in older children and adults is a painful and enlarged scrotum. They often experience vomiting and discomfort in the lower abdomen. The testicle may also be positioned incorrectly (for example, lying sideways in the scrotum).

How is a child’s testicular torsion diagnosed?

Your child’s symptoms and medical history will be investigated by the doctor. They may also inquire about your family’s medical history. Your child will be examined by the doctor with the help of an ultrasound. This is a non-invasive imaging examination that employs sound waves to examine the scrotum and testicles as well as blood flow.

What is the Treatment for torsion testes?

Torsion of the testicles is a surgical emergency. If the twist has been present for more than eight hours, there is only a 60 percent chance of saving the testicle. Testicular torsion can only be treated surgically.

Surgical repair

To treat testicular torsion, surgical repair, or orchiopexy, is frequently necessary. In rare situations, your doctor may be able to manually untwist the spermatic cord. This is known as “manual detorsion.”

To restore blood supply to the testicles, surgery is undertaken as soon as possible. If blood flow is cut off for more than six hours, testicular tissue can die. The affected testicle would then have to be removed.

General anesthesia is used for surgical detorsion. Your doctor will make a small incision in your scrotum and untwist the cord. To maintain the testicle in place in the scrotum, small sutures will be placed. This prevents the rotation from happening again. The surgeon then closes the incision with stitches and sutures.

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