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Question: Intravaginal Torsion


 roadtrip01 - Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:41 pm

Doctor, when the testicle rotates inside the tunica how is it possible to correct this by stiching the tunica to the scrotal wall?
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:49 pm

User avatar Hi,
The testis is surrounded by the 'tunica vaginalis' - a serous sac that has two layers...
- a layer that is firmly adherent to the testis(visceral layer) &
- a layer that lines the inside of the scrotal wall (parietal layer).

The testis itself has an outermost fibrous layer known as the 'tunica albuginea' (the visceral layer of 'tunica vaginalis' covers this layer).

Intravaginal torsion is corrected by fixing the 'tunica albuginea' of the testis to the scrotal wall to prevent torsion.
Good day!

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