Morphological and biochemical changes following acute unilateral testicular torsion in prepubertal rats.

@article{Saba1997MorphologicalAB,
  title={Morphological and biochemical changes following acute unilateral testicular torsion in prepubertal rats.},
  author={Michael Saba and Catalina Rivas Morales and Eve de Lamirande and Claude Gagnon},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1997},
  volume={157 3},
  pages={
          1149-54
        }
}
PURPOSE The role played by reactive oxygen species in the effects of testicular torsion and torsion/detorsion on ipsilateral and contralateral testis was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prepubertal rats were submitted to unilateral testicular torsion alone or followed by detorsion for up to 1 week. Morphology and biochemical parameters (thiobarbituric reactive substances, superoxide dismutase-like and catalase-like activities) were evaluated. RESULTS Torsion (1 or 2 h) alone induced… CONTINUE READING