American Urological Association - Testicular Infarct
- Torsion of spermatic cord is the most common cause of testicular infarct; other causes include trauma and arteritis.
- Delay of >8 hours results in permanent loss of the testis (no longer viable).
- Clinical symptoms may mimic a testicular tumor.
- Histology: coagulative necrosis of the testicular parenchyma, resulting in a diffuse reddening of the tissue and the appearance of "ghost" structures (image A) & (image B).