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Factors Identified to Prevent Delayed Diagnosis of Testicular Torsion


Background: Delayed identification of testicular torsion directly impacts testis viability. If blood flow is not restored ≤6 hours of symptom onset, the likelihood of orchiectomy increases dramatically. Factors affecting prompt versus delayed presentation of testicular torsion are not well understood. Objective: To identify patient characteristics associated with delayed presentation and misdiagnosis of testicular torsion. Methods: Cases of testicular torsion that underwent deto more...
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