Testicular Torsion (cont.)
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The goal of surgery is to salvage the testicle. If the testicle cannot be salvaged, the testicle is removed (a procedure known as orchiectomy). If the testicle is detorsed successfully, it will be sutured within the scrotum so that it can no longer twist (called orchiopexy). The other testicle will also undergo the same fixation to the scrotum.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2014
Clifford Spanierman, MD
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