Torsion of an encysted fluid collection

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Senayli A. , Senayli Y., Sezer E., Sezer T.

THESCIENTIFICWORLDJOURNAL, vol.7, pp.822-824, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1100/tsw.2007.152
  • Page Numbers: pp.822-824
  • Keywords: torsion, hydrocele, acute scrotum, color Doppler sonography, ACUTE SCROTUM, HERNIA SAC, HYDROCELE, CHILD


Torsion of a cyst within the tunica vaginalis is a rare entity and clinical course can easily be confused with other diseases that cause acute scrotum. We report a 6-year-old child with 3 days of acute scrotum findings. Patient had surgery with the suspicion of testis torsion. Torsion of a cyst within the tunica vaginalis was found intraoperatively. In pathologic evaluation, a necrotic funicular cyst was diagnosed. Two different mechanisms were reported for the reason of this disease: hernia sac protrusion in the hydrocele sac and bell-clapper deformity. Our observations were on the side of bell-clapper deformity. We aimed to share our findings with this report.