DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for spermatic cord torsion

Spermatic cord torsion [DOID:11996]

Testicular torsion is when the spermatic cord to a testicle twists, cutting off the blood supply. The most common symptom is acute testicular pain and the most common underlying cause is a congenital malformation known as a "bell-clapper deformity". The diagnosis is often made clinically but if it is in doubt an ultrasound is helpful in ruling in or out the condition. Emergency diagnosis and treatment is required in order to save the viability of the testicle.

Synonyms:  spermatic cord torsion,  DOID:11996,  Torsion of spermatic cord,  Torsion of spermatic cord (disorder),  Torsion of testicle ...

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