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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 21(4); 2010 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2010;21(4): 513-515.
A Case of Testicular Torsion in a 57-Year-Old Man
Chan Woo Park, Jun Hwi Cho, Myoung Cheol Shin, Hyun Young Choi, Joong Bum Moon, Seong Bin Cheon, Hong Joo Park, Hui Young Lee
1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University, Korea. cjhemd@kangwon.ac.kr
2Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University, Korea.
3Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Emergency physicians often have to treat patients suffering from testicular pain. Testicular torsion is a critical disease which can, in the worst situation, require orchiectomy. Testicular torsion is more common among neonates and adolescents than adults, and there are very few adults reported to have testicular torsion. There are several cases of testicular torsion among adults aged 20 to 40. However, there have been almost no reports of patients with testicular torsion over the age of 50. Patients over the age of 50 have a greater possibility of a delayed diagnosis. Therefore, they also have a greater possibility of requiring an orchiectomy. In our case, 57-year-old male patient complained of testicular pain that developed during his sleep after golf practice. After exploratory surgery, he was diagnosed as having testicular torsion. In conclusion, emergency physicians should consider the possibility of testicular torsion when older adults complain of testicular pain. Also, patients who suffer from intermittent testicular pain show higher rates of developing testicular torsion.
Key words: Spermatic cord torsion, Pain, Scrotum
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