The fate of the human testes following unilateral torsion of the spermatic cord.

@article{Anderson1986TheFO,
  title={The fate of the human testes following unilateral torsion of the spermatic cord.},
  author={J. Barcroft Anderson and Robin C. N. Williamson},
  journal={British journal of urology},
  year={1986},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={
          698-704
        }
}
In an attempt to explain the oligozoospermia commonly observed after unilateral testicular torsion, 56 patients with acute torsion were investigated prospectively. Blood was taken pre-operatively for antibody studies and a contralateral testicular biopsy was performed at the time of orchiopexy. At review 3 to 6 months post-operatively, late testicular atrophy was assessed and repeat antibody studies were performed together with a hormone profile and seminal analysis. Although the duration of… CONTINUE READING
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