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August 1956


Author Affiliations

Charleston, S. C.
From the Department of Urology, the Medical College of South Carolina and Roper Hospital.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;92(2):179-181. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060030173012

Introduction  TORSION the spermatic cord, or torsion of the testis in a newborn infant, is an entity rather infrequently reported in medical literature. In 1948, Campbell1 presented two cases of torsion in the first day of life, and he considered these to be the second and third such cases to be reported; stating that the earliest record of such condition is in an article by Taylor in 1897, in the British Medical Journal. Biorn and Davis2 in 1951 reported the fourth and fifth, and James3 in 1953 reported the sixth and seventh cases of torsion of the spermatic cord in the first 24 hours of life. This paper will present the eighth and ninth such cases to be reported.No doubt the entity is not as rare as the paucity of reports would indicate, for apparently many such cases are unreported. On the other hand, in the

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