Testicular fracture

Testicular fracture refers to a break in the parenchyma of the testicle as a result of blunt trauma. 

Radiographic features

Ultrasound

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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rID: 60659
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • fractured testicle

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