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What is the treatment for torsion of testis?

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In brief: Surgery

The only treatment option for torsion of the testicle is emergent surgery to untwist the testicle.
If left untreated, the testicle will lose its blood supply and will need to be removed.

In brief: Surgery

The only treatment option for torsion of the testicle is emergent surgery to untwist the testicle.
If left untreated, the testicle will lose its blood supply and will need to be removed.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. George Klauber
Surgery is the only definitive treatment for torsion. However, immediate relief can sometimes be achieved by untwisting the tossed testis in the direction like opening a book, right testis clockwise, left counterclockwise. This can relieve pain and sometimes save a testis. However, torsion is likely to recur so that surgery is always indicated.
Dr. George Klauber
Also both sides should always be fixed at the same time
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Untwist & fix

Testicular torsion is an emergency & must be corrected asap because there is increasing risk of loss of testicle as time goes by.
Immediate possible temporary fix is to manually untwist testis as if "opening a book", right clockwise, left counter-vlockwise. Not often possible & then needs to be fixed surgically. Definitive treatment is surgically to open scrotum & fix both testes to scrotal wall.

In brief: Untwist & fix

Testicular torsion is an emergency & must be corrected asap because there is increasing risk of loss of testicle as time goes by.
Immediate possible temporary fix is to manually untwist testis as if "opening a book", right clockwise, left counter-vlockwise. Not often possible & then needs to be fixed surgically. Definitive treatment is surgically to open scrotum & fix both testes to scrotal wall.
Dr. George Klauber
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