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Testicular torsion in a 68-year-old man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16009405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Testicular torsion is a rare, yet often underrecognized, cause of scrotal pain in adult men. Few reports have commented on testicular torsion in the geriatric population. We report a case of a 68-year-old man initially diagnosed with epididymo-orchitis, who, on surgical exploration, was found to have intravaginal testicular torsion. The diagnosis in this patient population is often delayed, leading to poor salvage rates. The use of color Doppler ultrasonography should be strongly considered if the history and physical examination is suggestive of testicular torsion, regardless of patient age.
Authors:
Patrick Davol; Jennifer Simmons
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-14     Completed Date:  2005-11-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA. pedavol1@geisinger.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Humans
Male
Spermatic Cord Torsion / diagnosis*

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