Hyd hospital treats 3-month-old for rare testis disorder

This condition is rare in infants. In adolescents, this condition is noted due to injury, and high-intensity sporting and physical activities.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 Dec 2022 12:30 PM GMT
Hyd hospital treats 3-month-old for rare testis disorder

Hyderabad: Doctors at the Asian Institute of Nephrology & Urology (AINU) treated a rare testis disorder, called testicular torsion, in a 3-month-old baby. An emergency surgery was carried out to remove one damaged testis. The second one was restored and the boy now has only one testis.

What is testicular torsion?

Testicular torsion is a condition in which the tissues that surround the testicle in the scrotum are found lax and unfixed resulting in more than usual movement. Due to continuous and irregular movement, there is a loss of blood supply leading to severe pain. Damage occurs due to loss of blood supply causing continuous pain.

This condition is rare in infants. In adolescents, this condition is noted due to injury, and high-intensity sporting and physical activities.

What are the symptoms?

Severe pain in the private parts and abdominal region.

Crying baby caused alarm

Dr. Prabhu Karunakaran, a consultant pediatric urologist at the Asian Institute of Nephrology & Urology, said the child would start crying when his private parts were cleaned. "Earlier, they thought it was due to the clothes used to clean the area but later, the parents realised that it was not a normal cry. When they rushed the child to the hospital there was damage and loss of blood supply to the region. The other testis is fixed and the child can lead a normal life," he said.

Experts state that newborns suffering from this condition is very rare and there are very few cases of infants in medical journals.

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