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1

What is the difference between testicular incarceration and strangulation?

Incarceration: Stuck in canal
Strangulation: Causing problems from spermatic cord

2

What age does testicular torsion most commonly present?

10-25

3

What are some risk factors for developing testicular torsion?

Inadequate connective tissue in scrotum
Trauma
Strenuous exercise

4

Which side is more common for testicular torsion?

Right

5

What does the affected side look like in terms of external positioning?

Higher

6

How is diagnosis made for testicular torsion?

Doppler imaging showing decreased or absent blood flow

7

How is testicular torsion treated?

Surgery.

8

The testicle can be saved about ____% of the time when untwisted within 6 hrs.

90%

9

The testicle can be saved about ____% of the time when untwisted after 12 hrs.

50%

10

The testicle can be saved about ____% of the time when untwisted after 24 hrs

10%

11

How is surgery done for testicular torsion?

Cut in scrotum
Untwist cord
Stitch testicle to inside of scrotum to prevent rotation

12

How is epididymitis different from testicular torsion on exam?

Epididymitis is exquisitely tender posteriorly

13

How does prostatitis present?

Generalized insidious groin pain on palpation with enlarged prostate.
Spongy texture