Which age groups are at highest risk for testicular torsion?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: Oreoluwa I Ogunyemi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Testicular torsion is primarily a disease of adolescents and neonates. It is the most common cause of testicular loss in these age groups. However, torsion may occasionally occur in men 40-50 years old. [3]

Surgical treatment may prevent further ischemic damage to the testis. Rarely, observation is appropriate, depending on the pathology. Diagnosis of testicular torsion is clinical, and diagnostic testing should not delay treatment.


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