Is there some kind of examination that can be done
Patient :Is there some kind of examination that can be done to see if a male has the "bell clapper deformity"? I know it increases the chances of testicular torsion. I figure that the testicles of a male with that deformity look the same as normal testes from the outside, so would an ultrasound be able to discover it?
Thanks for your query albeit short and specific.
This can be detected by the typical presentation at the clinical examination wherein the normal placement of the epididymis is not present, it appears more horizontal. A palpating fingers of experienced General Surgeon or Urologist can give the clue.
This can further be confirmed by high resolution ultrasound and color doppler examination.
This is aided by the past or present history of recurrent scrotal pain which vanishes suddenly.
It takes all these three things to determine whether one has clapper bell deformity or not.
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