• Vol. 27 No. 2, 269–271
  • 15 March 1998

Traumatic Dislocation of the Testes



Dislocation of the testes is an uncommon sequela of trauma. In contemporary times, it is usually associated with motorcycle accidents. We present 2 cases of unilateral traumatic testicular dislocation and 1 case of bilateral dislocation, all involving motorcyclists. Spontaneous reduction is rare. Early reduction is recommended because of histological changes seen in dislocated testes. Surgical reduction is often required. The significance of this condition must be emphasised to doctors managing trauma patients and early urological consultation obtained.

Traumatic dislocation of the testes is uncommon. The first case was reported by Claubry in 1818 in Paris, when a 20-year-old soldier was run over by a wagon resulting in bilateral suprapubic dislocation of his testes.

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