Testicular torsion is an emergency condition where the testes twist around itself leading to the blockage of the blood supply. Due to the absent blood flow, the testes become necrotic (black). To prevent this the child requires to undergo emergency scrotal exploration with detorsion of testes (if the testes are still viable) or orchiectomy (removal of testes) if the testes are black and non-viable. The child presents with sudden pain and swelling over the affected scrotum. On examination, the scrotum appears red, hard, and tender. The diagnosis is confirmed by USG scrotum with Doppler. It is advisable to undergo the surgical procedure at the earliest to prevent the testes from undergoing necrosis.
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