Which specialist should be consulted early in cases of suspected testicular torsion?

Updated: Oct 30, 2020
  • Author: Oreoluwa I Ogunyemi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients who complain of what sounds like torsion-detorsion should be referred promptly to a urologist, since patients with symptoms of intermittent torsion who electively have surgical exploration are less likely to develop subsequent torsion and loss of the testicle. [22] Creagh et al reported that acute torsion developed in 10% of patients with intermittent torsion while they waited for surgery. [23]


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