Traumatic testis dislocation: a case report and review of the literature


Sinasi M., Akoglu E., Akoglu H., Altinok A. D. , Onur O. E. , Kosargelir M.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.19, no.4, pp.295-297, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-297
  • Keywords: Computed tomography, traffic accidents, ultrasonagraphy doppler, wounds and injuries, BLUNT SCROTAL TRAUMA, TESTICULAR DISLOCATION, DIAGNOSIS

Abstract

Dislocation of testis is a rare and underreported condition, commonly associated with delayed diagnosis and treatment in pelvic injuries. Delayed treatment may cause infertility due to elevated temperature exposure leading to a reduced sperm production. It is imperative to look for this entity during the secondary survey in the management of a polytrauma patient. We encountered dislocation of testis in a 26-year-old male motorcyclist involving in a road traffic crash. He complained of pelvic pain. A tender mass was felt in the left groin during physical examination. Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a dislocated left testis. Closed reduction was performed and the patient recovered without any complications. (Hong Kong j. emerg.med. 2012;19:295-297)