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Chief Complaint:

Testicular Pain

Published: Oct. 4, 2017
Author: jason.lopez

A 22-year old male presents to the Emergency Department for evaluation of testicular pain. The patient states he awoke from sleep approximately 30 mins ago with acute onset right testicular pain. He has had several episodes of vomiting. The pain is constant and severe. On examination the patient has swelling and tenderness to palpation of the right scrotum. You are unable to elicit a cremasteric reflex on the right side. You suspect that the patient has testicular torsion.


Which statement is correct regarding manual detorsion of the testes?

  • the testicle should be rotated lateral to medial 90 degrees
  • the testicle should be rotated lateral to medial 180 degrees
  • the testicle should be rotated medial to lateral 90 degrees
  • the testicle should be rotated medial to lateral 180 degrees
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