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What causes a testicular torsion?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: Twisting of cord.

Testicular torsion is caused by twisting of the spermatic cord, which interrupts the blood supply to the testis.
A common contributor is an anatomic defect called the bell-clapper deformity, where the additional mobility of the testicle predisposes it to twisting. A larger testicle is also a risk factor.

In brief: Twisting of cord.

Testicular torsion is caused by twisting of the spermatic cord, which interrupts the blood supply to the testis.
A common contributor is an anatomic defect called the bell-clapper deformity, where the additional mobility of the testicle predisposes it to twisting. A larger testicle is also a risk factor.
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