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Spermatic Cord Torsion MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Spermatic Cord Torsion
Tree Number(s)
C12.100.500.693
C12.200.294.693
Unique ID
D013086
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013086
Scope Note
The twisting of the SPERMATIC CORD due to an anatomical abnormality that left the TESTIS mobile and dangling in the SCROTUM. The initial effect of testicular torsion is obstruction of venous return. Depending on the duration and degree of cord rotation, testicular symptoms range from EDEMA to interrupted arterial flow and testicular pain. If blood flow to testis is absent for 4 to 6 h, SPERMATOGENESIS may be permanently lost.
Entry Term(s)
Testicular Torsion
Torsion Of Testicular Cord
NLM Classification #
WJ 780
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Spermatic Cord Torsion Preferred
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