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what is testicular torsion?

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


what can testicular torsion lead to?

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


what can diagnosis of testicular torsion be confirmed via?

confirmed via ultrasound and colour doppler scanning


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