Contemporary review of testicular torsion: New concepts, emerging technologies and potential therapeutics

Daniel G. Dajusta, Candace F. Granberg, Carlos Villanueva, Linda A. Baker

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Abstract

Testicular torsion is one of the few emergencies in pediatric urology which requires an accurate and timely diagnosis in order to avoid testis loss. It is not an uncommon event affecting a young male population. In fact, testicular torsion is more common than testicular tumors for this same age group, yet testicular torsion has not been given the public attention it deserves as a male health risk. In this review we highlight the new information published over the past four years regarding testicular torsion. We will discuss a variety of topics associated with torsion including: medical legal issues, etiology and genetics, imaging diagnostics, innovative surgical techniques, management controversies, fertility, and new drug therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-730
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
Volume9
Issue number6 PART A
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Fertility
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy
  • Testicular torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Urology

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