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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 22, No. 3, 2012, pp. 281-289
Bioline Code: pe12053
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2012, pp. 281-289

 en Neonatal Testicular Torsion; a Review Article
Riaz-Ul-haq, Muhammad; Mahdi, Diaa Eldin Abdelhamid & Elhassan, Elbagir Uthman


Neonatal testicular torsion, also known as perinatal testicular torsion is a subject of debate among surgeons. Neonatal testicular torsion either intrauterine or postnatal results into extravaginal torsion which is a different entity than intravaginal type but has the same devastating consequences if not diagnosed and managed well in time. Testicular torsion results into acute ischemia with its resultant sequelae such as abnormality of testicular function and fertility. Urgent surgical exploration and fixation of the other testis are the key points in the management. General anesthesia is not a contraindication for exploration as thought before. Diagnosis and controversies on management of testicular torsion are discussed in this review.

Testis; Testicle; Testicular Torsion; Neonatal; Perinatal

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