Testicular fracture refers to a break in the parenchyma of the testicle as a result of blunt trauma.
A fracture line can be seen as a hypoechoic and avascular area within the testis but is only seen in 17% of cases 1. A tunica albuginea rupture may also be present 1.
Treatment and prognosis
The presence of blood flow demonstrates what region of the testis is still viable 2. Sometimes debridement along the line of the fracture is all that is required, while the rest of the testicle is spared 2.
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