Which medications are used in the treatment of testicular torsion?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: Oreoluwa I Ogunyemi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Analgesic and antianxiety medications are valuable adjuncts in the treatment of testicular torsion. Pain control is essential to quality patient care. It ensures patient comfort, promotes pulmonary toilet, and enables physical therapy regimens. Antiemetics can be used to counter the nausea and vomiting that may accompany testicular torsion.

Studies have looked at anti-inflammatory adjuncts to testicular torsion in the rat model. Phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors and statin medications have been shown to decrease inflammatory markers and to increase blood flow to the testicles. These adjuncts are still in the research stage and are not clinically available for this use. [48]


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