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Conservative management of twisted testicular appendages.
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PMID:  7206059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We planned non-operative treatment of a twisted intrascrotal appendage in 23 consecutive patients, ranging in age from 6 to 45 years, in whom the diagnosis could be made confidently. Only 3 patients have required subsequent removal of the infarcted appendage because of persistent or recurrent pain. The remaining patients became free of pain within a week. Prompt surgical exploration to exclude torsion of the spermatic cord remains necessary if scrotal swelling obscures the diagnosis. At operation for the latter indication 5 additional boys were found to have a twisted appendix testis during the study interval.
J M Holland; J B Graham; J M Ignatoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-13     Completed Date:  1981-05-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Testicular Diseases / surgery,  therapy*

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