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TORSION OF THE SPERMATIC CORD IN INFANCY

TORSION OF THE SPERMATIC CORD IN INFANCY Previous to the last decade, torsion of the spermatic cord was considered rare. In 1930 Donovan1 collected 163 cases from the literature, in 13 of which the patients were less than 1 year of age. He reported 3 additional cases in which the anomaly was observed in infants. Since that time over 200 cases have been added to the literature, and relatively the same percentage of infantile involvement has prevailed. Three recent cases of involvement before 1 year of age occurring in the Children's Surgical Service of Bellevue Hospital are reported in this paper. The Children's Surgical Service was organized in 1917 and consists of approximately 80 beds. Children from infancy to the age of 13 are admitted. As a search of the records of this service reveals only the 3 aforementioned cases, it is apparent that torsion of the spermatic cord is still relatively uncommon in infants. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1940 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990120138015
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Abstract

Previous to the last decade, torsion of the spermatic cord was considered rare. In 1930 Donovan1 collected 163 cases from the literature, in 13 of which the patients were less than 1 year of age. He reported 3 additional cases in which the anomaly was observed in infants. Since that time over 200 cases have been added to the literature, and relatively the same percentage of infantile involvement has prevailed. Three recent cases of involvement before 1 year of age occurring in the Children's Surgical Service of Bellevue Hospital are reported in this paper. The Children's Surgical Service was organized in 1917 and consists of approximately 80 beds. Children from infancy to the age of 13 are admitted. As a search of the records of this service reveals only the 3 aforementioned cases, it is apparent that torsion of the spermatic cord is still relatively uncommon in infants. In

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1940

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