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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 3702873, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3702873
Case Report

The Monitoring of Preoperative External Detorsion with Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in a Patient with Acute Testicular Torsion

1Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey
2Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Mehmet Beyazal; moc.liamtoh@lazayebrd

Received 14 March 2017; Accepted 26 July 2017; Published 28 August 2017

Academic Editor: Samer Ezziddin

Copyright © 2017 Mehmet Beyazal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Testicular torsion is one of the main causes of acute scrotum and may result in permanent damage of the testicular tissue. Color Doppler imaging has been frequently used in the diagnosis of testicular torsion and posttreatment follow-up period of the disease. There are some studies reporting the value and usefulness of diffusion-weighted imaging in the diagnosis of testicular torsion. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no report regarding the monitoring of preoperative external detorsion in testicular torsion with diffusion-weighted imaging examination. In this article, diffusion-weighted imaging findings in the management of preoperative external detorsion in a case with testicular torsion were presented.