Physical trauma resulting in torsion
of the spermatic cord.
Torsion of the spermatic cord cuts off venous
outflow while there is continued arterial flow to the testis.
resulting increasing vascular congestion leads to vascular rupture,
hemorrhage and necrosis,
may be predisposing conditions such as incomplete descent of the testis or
abscence of the gubernaculum testis.
|General Gross Description|
The testis will appear enlarged, necrotic and
|General Microscopic Description|
There is hemorrhage into the interstitium of the
Areas of extensive hemorrhage will also show necrosis of
Cotran RS, Kumar V, Robbins SL: Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. 5th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994, pp.
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 13th Ed: Isselbach et. al. (eds). New York, McGraw-Hill, 1994, pp. 525-526
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|Synopsis by: Harold Yamase M.D. (T78000M54730)