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Testicular Torsion (cont.)

Testicular Torsion Causes

The cause of the majority of cases is the bell clapper deformity, an anatomic abnormality that is present in around 12% of males. This anatomical condition allows the spermatic cord to twist more easily, resulting in compromise of the blood supply to the testicle. This can occur spontaneously or may be associated with trauma. There is no way to detect this deformity. In about 40% of men who have this anatomical abnormality, it is present bilaterally (in both testicles).

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Testicular torsion is a true urologic emergency and must be differentiated from other complaints of testicular pain because a delay in diagnosis and management can lead to loss of the testicle.

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