Testicular or ovarian torsion


Testicular torsion is a condition in which a testicle becomes twisted around the spermatic cord. This cord delivers blood to the testes and contains the channel that sends sperm to the penis.

Ovarian torsion is a condition in which a Fallopian tube becomes twisted inside the abdomen.

Both conditions can be painful and dangerous. They occur most commonly as a result of abnormal growth during infancy or at the onset of puberty, but also can result from trauma. Surgical treatment requires the surgeon create an incision, through which he or she will manually untangle the affected body part.

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