Andrology Program | Conditions and Treatments

Testicular Torsion

What is testicular torsion? Testicular torsion, sometimes referred to as torsion of the spermatic cord, is a twisting of the spermatic cord that cuts off the blood supply to the testicle. It's a rare...

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Torsion of the Appendix Testis

Torsion of the appendix testis is a twisting of a vestigial appendage that is located along the testicle. This appendage has no function, yet more than half of all boys are born with one. Although...

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Testicular Tumors

A testicular tumor is a growth on the testicles. These are germ-cell tumors – masses of tissue formed by immature cells that normally would have developed into mature eggs (in a female) or sperm (in a...

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Undescended Testicles (cryptorchidism)

What is an undescended testicle? Undescended testicles, also known as cryptorchidism, is a fairly common and normally painless congenital condition in which one or both of a baby's testicles (testes)...

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Varicocele

A varicocele is mass of enlarged and swollen veins in the testicle that essentially feels like a bag of worms. A varicocele is generally neither harmful nor painful. Approximately 15 percent of boys...

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