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Testicular Torsion (cont.)


What Are the Medications for Testicular Torsion?

In the emergency room, the patient with testicular torsion will probably receive a narcotic such as morphine for pain relief.

What Is the Surgery for Testicular Torsion?

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.

What Is Other Therapy For Testicular Torsion?

Patients who have a nonviable testicle may return for the insertion of a prosthetic testicle. This will be done only after the urologists feels that healing from the surgery is complete.

What Are the Next Steps in Testicular Torsion?

After surgery, the patient will learn if the testicle was able to be salvaged.

What Is the Follow-up for Testicular Torsion?

The surgeon will inform the patient as to when follow-up is needed.

How Can I Prevent Testicular Torsion?

The orchiopexy should prevent further episodes of torsion.

What Is the Prognosis for Testicular Torsion?

Fertility should be maintained even after the loss of one testicle. There will be no apparent changes noted physically besides the loss of the testicle.

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology


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