A rare case of simultaneous bilateral testicular torsion in inguinal canal: A case report

Authors

  • Dilip Kumar Pal doctor and professor
  • Ashutosh Kumar Tiwari
  • Sunirmal Choudhury

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46831/jpas.v1i2.73

Keywords:

Cryptorchidism, testicular torsion, orchiectomy, orchiopexy, inflammation

Abstract

Background: Simultaneous bilateral testicular torsion in inguinal canal is a very rare condition which mandates prompt surgical intervention.  

Case Report: We report a case of an adolescent male presenting with complaint of severe pain in left inguinal region. Diagnosis of bilateral testicular torsion with bilateral undescended testes was made clinically and supported by Doppler study. This was followed by emergent surgical exploration requiring left orchiectomy and right orchiopexy.

Conclusion: A high index of suspicion is required in any patient presenting with lower abdominal or groin pain and an empty scrotum to clinch the diagnosis and act promptly in an effort to salvage the testes. We believe, irrespective of the time elapsed since the onset of symptoms, surgical intervention should be undertaken as spontaneous torsion and detorsion might be happening, enabling testicular salvage.

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Author Biographies

Dilip Kumar Pal, doctor and professor

Department of Urology, IPGMER, Kolkata 242, Ajc Bose Road, Kolkata 700020, West Bengal, India

Ashutosh Kumar Tiwari

POST DOCTORAL TRAINEE, DEPARTMENT OF UROLOGY, IPGMER, KOLKATA, INDIA

Sunirmal Choudhury

 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPT OF UROLOGY, IPGMER, KOLKATA, INDIA

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Published

2021-06-15

How to Cite

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Pal DK, TIWARI AK, Choudhury S. A rare case of simultaneous bilateral testicular torsion in inguinal canal: A case report. J Pediatr Adolesc Surg [Internet]. 2021Jun.15 [cited 2021Oct.19];1(2):95-7. Available from: http://jpedas.org/ojs/index.php/jpedas/article/view/jpas-73
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