Relation between cold weather and testicular torsion in children

Afsaneh Sadeghi--- Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Alireza - Mirshemirani--- Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Ahmad Khaleghnejad--- Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Naser Sadeghian--- Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Javad Ghoroubi--- Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Mohsen Rouzrokh--- Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
Leili Moahajerzadeh--- Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Background: As recently some reported is investigated about relation between cold weather and testicular torsion (TT), so we decided to evaluate this hypothesis risk factor for testicular torsion in our children’s hospital.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relation between cold weather and testicular torsion in children.

Methods:From January 2011 toDecember 2015 totally Hundred seventy patients due to acute scrotum admitted in Mofid Children’s Hospital. According to our hospital guidelines,those patients who had proven TT were candidate for this study.The records of all operated patients were evaluated and analyzed by age, season of year, and operation type.

Results: Totally Hundred seventy patients were included in this study within five years, with the mean age of 28.6+ 32.9 (range1 to 144).Winter season showed most frequently (42%) referred cases of testicular torsion.

Conclusion: The incidence rate of testicular torsion will be increased with cold weather.

*Correspondence Author: Professor Alireza Mirshemirani, Tel/Fax: +98-2122924488, E-mail: almirshemirani@gmail.com

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Testicular torsion, cold weather, Children.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22037/irjps.v2i2.14078

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