Ischemia, whether from ligation or torsion, causes ultrastructural changes on the contralateral testis


Savas C. , OZOGUL C., KARAÖZ E., BEZIR M.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.36, no.4, pp.302-306, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/003655902320248281
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.302-306

Abstract

Objective: Unilateral testicular torsion results with a decrease in contralateral testicular blood flow caused by a reflexive sympathetic response. The aim of this study was to investigate whether twisting of the spermatic cord, or testicular ischemia without twisting, activates this reflex mechanism and causes ultrastructural changes in the contralateral side.