Compound (External) Dislocation of Testis: An Unusual CaseCorrespondence Address :
Dr. TP Elamurugan,
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research,
Gorimedu-605006, Puducherry, India.
Blunt testicular injury is a common entity. They usually lead to scrotal hematoma or contusion. Here we report an unusual case of compound dislocation of testis following blunt trauma to scrotum. A 40-year-old male presented to surgical casualty with history of blunt injury to scrotum following a road traffic accident. On examination, the left testes along with epididymis and distal spermatic cord was found prolapsing outside through a 1 cm wound in the lateral aspect of the root of left scrotum. The scrotal skin and the testes were found normal and viable. The patient underwent scrotal exploration and repositioning with orchidopexy. The mechanism of this injury in this case is unique because a blunt injury has caused separation of the testis from the scrotal thereby causing external dislocation of testis.
Blunt injury, Scrotal injury, Testicular dislocation
Vijayakumar Chellappa, Anitha Muthusami, Ganesh Vijaykumar, Sudharsanan Sundaramurthi, TP Elamurugan. COMPOUND (EXTERNAL) DISLOCATION OF TESTIS: AN UNUSUAL CASE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 February [cited: 2018 Feb 23 ]; 12:PD03-PD04. Available from
Date of Submission: May 16, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jul 15, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Sep 22, 2017
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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