Clin Surg | Volume 8, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

A Rare Emergency: Testicular Torsion in Undescended Testis

Najoua A* and Saiad MO

Department of Pediatric Surgery, School of Medicine, Mother and Child Hospital, Mohammed VI Teaching Hospital, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Aballa Najoua 

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Cryptorchidism can be complicated by testicular torsion more than normo-descended testis. It is associated with a high risk of ignorance and delay diagnosis which rise testicular necrosis. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 7 cases of male children admitted to our institution for torsion on the undescended testicle, over 11-year period since May 2009. Seven patients underwent surgery for UDT torsion. The median age was raging from 15 days to 14 years old. Five patients were admitted for groin pain associated swelling. The mean patient delay was 35 h. Exploration was performed through inguinal approach; in three cases the testes were preserved. Outcome of the three patients with conservative approach was uneventful. Undescended testicular torsion is a rare phenomenon that should be suspected, diagnosed and treated in time to improve testicular survival and reduce complications.


Najoua A, Saiad MO. A Rare Emergency: Testicular Torsion in Undescended Testis. Clin Surg. 2023; 8: 3620..

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