Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Testicular Torsion Outlook

What to expect with testicular torsion:

  • Without treatment, testicular function is permanently lost if the torsion has been present for 24 hours.
  • Testicular torsion must be treated immediately in order to preserve function of the testicle.
  • Usually, the function of the testicle is preserved if the torsion is treated within 6 hours.

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Testicular Torsion References
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