What are the salvage rates for testicular torsion?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: Oreoluwa I Ogunyemi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The time elapsed between onset of pain and performance of detorsion, and the corresponding salvage rate, is as follows [13, 14] :

  • < 6 hours – 90-100% salvage rate

  • 12-24 hours – 20-50%

  • >24 hours – 0-10%

Orchiopexy is not a guarantee against future torsion, though it does reduce the odds of a future torsion.


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