Follow-up After Torsion of the Spermatic Cord

Scand J Urol Nephrol Suppl. 1996;179:139-42.


Fifty-two patients were examined 4-10 1/2 years after operation for torsion of the spermatic cord. The testicular salvage rate was 56%. Loss of testicular tissue was correlated to preoperative duration of symptoms. Serum testosterone concentration was found to be within the reference range. FSH was elevated in patients with the longest duration of symptoms (> 24 h), suggesting an impairment of testicular function in these patients. There were two our of 13 patients with a severe oligo-azoospermia, both had a previous orchiopexy for undescended contralateral testis.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone / blood
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Luteinizing Hormone / blood
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prolactin / blood
  • Sperm Count
  • Sperm Motility
  • Spermatic Cord Torsion / surgery*
  • Testosterone / blood


  • Testosterone
  • Prolactin
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone