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1

what is testicular torsion?

fairly common medical emergency, where the spermatic cord twists upon itself

2

what can testicular torsion lead to?

occlusion of the testicular artery, resulting in necrosis of the testes

3

what can diagnosis of testicular torsion be confirmed via?

confirmed via ultrasound and colour doppler scanning

4

what is the main clinical feature of testicular torsion?

severe, sudden pain in one or both of the testes, where the onset is often during exercise or physical activity