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Genital Lesions: A Photo Essay—Part 2

Genital Lesions: A Photo Essay—Part 2

Exploration of this acutely swollen testis in a 13-year old found it to be engorged and hemorrhagic. Torsion of the testis is caused by faulty fixation of the testis to the scrotum—the result of a redundant tunica vaginalis—and is a surgical emergency. The testis is untwisted and fixed to the scrotum. A contralateral orchiopexy is also typically performed.

Courtesy of Alexander K.C. Leung and C Pion Kao, MD.

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