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Spermatic Cord Torsion

"Spermatic Cord Torsion" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Spermatic Cord Torsion" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Spermatic Cord Torsion" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 30 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1995 and 1997
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