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Torsion of testis with large epididymal cyst in a 57-year-old man: a case report.
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PMID:  19009868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Testicular torsion is a rare pathology in adults. While it generally develops as a consequence of certain congenital abnormalities in pediatric and adolescent patients, the exact mechanism in adults remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old man initially diagnosed with right epididiymal cyst, when presented with severe right-sided scrotal pain six months later, was found to have a 720-degree right testicular torsion on surgical exploration. CONCLUSION: Testicular torsion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute scrotum, regardless of patient age. We report a case of testicular torsion in the elderly patient, which may offer a contribution to the literature regarding the etiology of adult testicular torsion.
Yusuf Ozlem Ilbey; Emin Ozbek; Abdulmuttalip Simşek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Società italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica / Associazione ricerche in urologia     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1124-3562     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Ital Urol Androl     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-17     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308247     Medline TA:  Arch Ital Urol Androl     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan, Vakif Gureba Trainig and Education Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Spermatic Cord Torsion / complications*,  surgery
Spermatocele / complications*,  pathology,  surgery

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