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Jafarian A A, Imani F, Al-e-bouyeh M R, Mottaghi H, Rahmanizadeh P. Neonatal testicular torsion after cesarean section with spinal anesthesia: a presentation of two cases. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2009; 23 (3) :160-166
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-96-en.html

Assistant Prof. of Anesthesiology & Intensive care, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Rasoul Akram Teaching Hospital,Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran-Iran, , aliajaf@iums.ac.ir
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 Testicular torsion is a medical emergency appearing at any age, the prevalence of

 which in the neonatal period comprises 10% of the whole cases occurring at any

 point in life. Among all the cases being diagnosed at birth, 70% has occurred in the

 prenatal period and 30% in the neonatal period. Generally, the most common symptoms

 of testicular torsion during postnatal period include acute pain and swelling of

 the testis, but in the neonatal period it is often manifested by firmness and swelling of

 the testicle. Accordingly, careful attention of the physician and the medical staff

 while examining the newborn results in quick diagnosis and timely medical treatment

 of the torsion. This medical intervention prevents irreversible necrosis of the

 affected testis-the main consequence of the torsion-and helps to restore its function.

 The major purpose of this study was to draw the attention of physicians and medical

 teams to prompt diagnosis of testicular torsion. This study presents two newborn

 babies with testicular torsion, diagnosed at early hours after delivery, who underwent

 surgical treatment within first 8-10 hours after birth.


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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Anesthesia

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