Indian Journal of Urology

Year
: 1986  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69--72

Seasonal variation in the occurrence of testicular torsion at Chandigarh, India.


GC Malakindiah, RK Jindal, S Vaidyanathan 
 Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

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G C Malakindiah
Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Retrospective analysis of patients operated upon for testicular torsion during 1979-84 by Hewitt rank sum criterion of seasonality showed an incraesed occurrence of testicular torsion during October to March (rank sum: 50.5; p less than 0.05). Cases of testicular tumors admitted during the same period served as the control group for analysis by Chi square test which revealed a significantly higher incidence of testicular torsion during the six month period of October to March (X2=9.914; df=1, p less than 0.05), thus providing evidence to the hypothesis that one cause of testicular torsion is contraction of cremaster muscle when subjected to a stimulus such as sudden cold. Study of the influence of environmental factors upon urological diseases is likely to provide valuable information regarding possible etiology, biological properties of disease and prognosis.


How to cite this article:
Malakindiah G C, Jindal R K, Vaidyanathan S. Seasonal variation in the occurrence of testicular torsion at Chandigarh, India. Indian J Urol 1986;2:69-72


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Malakindiah G C, Jindal R K, Vaidyanathan S. Seasonal variation in the occurrence of testicular torsion at Chandigarh, India. Indian J Urol [serial online] 1986 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];2:69-72
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