How does testicular torsion occur in neonates?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: Oreoluwa I Ogunyemi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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By contrast, neonates more often have extravaginal torsion. This occurs because the tunica vaginalis is not yet secured to the gubernaculum and, therefore, the spermatic cord, as well as the tunica vaginalis, undergo torsion as a unit. Extravaginal torsion is not associated with bell clapper deformity. This can occur up to months prior to birth and, therefore, is managed differently depending on presentation. [4] Of course, neonates can have intravaginal torsion and this should be managed in the same manner as adolescents.


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