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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1206-1209

Torsion of the spermatic cord: An exemplary early presentation

Department of Surgery, Ben Carson (SNR) School of Medicice/Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

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O Y Oluyemi
Department of Surgery, Ben Carson (SNR) School of Medicice/ Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State
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DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_358_16

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Torsion of the spermatic cord may lead to loss of the testis when presentation is delayed. In our environment, a high premium is placed on the male child and his ability to procreate. Hence, torsion of the spermatic cord is a true surgical emergency. Here, we report a case of torsion of the spermatic cord in a 19-year-old student that exemplifies early presentation and short presentation-detorsion time. Immediately after the operation, the clinical information in the patient's case file was summarized. A literature search was conducted on the subject matter, and the findings were compared with those of the present patient. The determinants of outcome include presentation time and the time between presentation and operation. Unfortunately, in many series, late presentation is still the norm. In the index patient, the presentation time was very short. In our environment, patients with torsion of the spermatic cord can present early and be operated promptly if we can provide public health education, mobile phones, commercial taxis, and good road networks.

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