Testicular torsion in the armed services: Twelve year review of 179 cases
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2005
Copyright © 1986 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd.
British Journal of Surgery
Volume 73, Issue 8, pages 624–626, August 1986
How to Cite
Jones, D. J., Macreadie, D. and Morgans, B. T. (1986), Testicular torsion in the armed services: Twelve year review of 179 cases. Br J Surg, 73: 624–626. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800730813
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JAN 1986
- Testicular torsion
All cases of testicular torsion occurring in the Armed Services between 1972 and 1983 have been reviewed. All cases were post-pubertal. The incidence in older age groups is higher than previously reported. No cases were seen in undescended testes. No seasonal variation in presentation was detected. Recurrent scrotal pain before acute presentation occurred in 29 per cent of cases. The testicular salvage rate was 75 per cent. The salvage rate in patients with pain for > 24 h was 46 per cent. Patients with a history of intermittent scrotal pain should be explored as a matter of urgency. Operation should still be considered in patients who have had pain for > 24 h.