An unusual cause of acute scrotum in a 65-year-old man

Eng Hong Goh, Putera Mas Pian, Praveen Singam, Chee Kong Christopher Ho, Guan Hee Tan, Badrulhisham Bahadzor, Zulkifli Md. Zainuddin

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Abstract

Testicular pain has several etiologies, including torsion, trauma, inflammation, and malignancy. Testicular torsion is a rare cause of scrotal pain in adult men. Few reports have commented on testicular torsion in the geriatric population. It is more common in young adults, and it usually develops as a consequence of certain congenital abnormalities in pediatric and adolescent patients. We report a case of a 65-year-old man who presented with left testicular pain and bilateral groin swelling for 5 days. Surgical exploration was performed and showed left testicular torsion with a right inguinal hernia. In conclusion, testicular torsion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an acute scrotum regardless of the patient's age. Our case report of testicular torsion in the elderly patient offers a contribution to literature regarding the presentation and management of adult onset testicular torsion.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUroToday International Journal
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Spermatic Cord Torsion
Scrotum
Pain
Groin
Inguinal Hernia
Geriatrics
Young Adult
Differential Diagnosis
Pediatrics
Inflammation
Wounds and Injuries
Population
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Presentation
  • Testicular torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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An unusual cause of acute scrotum in a 65-year-old man. / Goh, Eng Hong; Pian, Putera Mas; Singam, Praveen; Ho, Chee Kong Christopher; Tan, Guan Hee; Bahadzor, Badrulhisham; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli.

In: UroToday International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 6, 12.2011.

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Goh, Eng Hong ; Pian, Putera Mas ; Singam, Praveen ; Ho, Chee Kong Christopher ; Tan, Guan Hee ; Bahadzor, Badrulhisham ; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli. / An unusual cause of acute scrotum in a 65-year-old man. In: UroToday International Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 4, No. 6.
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