Talk:Testicular torsion

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Once the testicle is dead it must be surgically removed to prevent gangrene infection[edit]

I'm very uncomfortable with this statement. First, not all testes are completely and obviously infarcted at exploration. Removing the testes clearly removes all hope of recovery, there and then. Second, there won't be moist or wet gangrene. Both the arterial AND venous blood flow is cut off - the testis mummifies. In fact, that's how you know it's dead clinically - it shrinks in size progressively. Third, in Pubmed, removal for gangrene was not mentioned in 450 citations. I think the sentence should be removed. It doesn't effect the rest of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdscottis (talkcontribs) 17:17, 15 September 2012 (UTC)