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What are the types of testicular injuries?

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Types of testicular injuries include:

  • An injury can rupture or tear the tough, protective covering surrounding the testicle and damage the testicle. This is called a testicular rupture or fracture.
  • When an accident injures blood vessels in the testicle, it can cause a contusion, which may involve bleeding and bruising.
  • A tube called the spermatic cord has blood vessels that lead from the belly to the testicle. A scrotum injury can cause this cord to twist, which is called torsion. Torsion can also happen without an injury.

From: Testicular Injuries WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bhatt, S., and Dogra, V. , October 2008. RadioGraphics

American Urological Foundation Association: "Testicular Trauma."

Morey, A. and Dugi, D. "Genital and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma" in , 10th edition. Campbell-Walsh Urology

American Urological Foundation Association: "Testicular Torsion."

Davis, J. and Silverman, M. , August 2011. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America

eMedicine: "Testicular Trauma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Bhatt, S., and Dogra, V. , October 2008. RadioGraphics

American Urological Foundation Association: "Testicular Trauma."

Morey, A. and Dugi, D. "Genital and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma" in , 10th edition. Campbell-Walsh Urology

American Urological Foundation Association: "Testicular Torsion."

Davis, J. and Silverman, M. , August 2011. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America

eMedicine: "Testicular Trauma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

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