Traumatic torsion of the testis

J Urol. 1984 Dec;132(6):1155-6. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)50073-7.


Torsion of the testis is a common urological emergency. Blunt scrotal trauma also may precipitate an emergency. We recently treated 2 adolescent boys in whom blunt scrotal trauma induced testicular torsion. A retrospective review of the charts of 138 patients explored for acute scrotal pain at our hospital revealed a history of scrotal trauma in 3 of 57 patients (5 per cent) with testicular torsion and 7 of 73 (10 per cent) with torsion of the testicular appendages. The possibility of torsion must be considered in cases of scrotal trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Emergencies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Scrotum / injuries*
  • Spermatic Cord Torsion / etiology*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*