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Related to cremasteric reflex: Bulbocavernosus Reflex, Prehn's sign, Testicular torsion
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Because his history and absent cremasteric reflex strongly suggested testicular torsion, ultrasonography was waived, and he was taken to the operating suite.
The examiner should assess for the presence or absence of a cremasteric reflex by tickling the child's inner thigh and assessing for retraction of the testis.
A negative Prehn's sign, a high-riding testicle and loss of the cremasteric reflex might help in differentiation.
1,2) Patients most commonly present with testicular pain, a high-riding testicle with a possible horizontal lie, and an absent cremasteric reflex on the affected side.
The cremasteric reflex or a nontender testicle usually excludes testicular torsion, but case reports have noted the opposite to be true (SOR: C, case series).
One study of 172 patients found that the following three factors were highly suggestive of testicular torsion: testicular pain lasting less than 6 hours, an absent or decreased cremasteric reflex, and nausea / vomiting (Pediatr.
One study of 172 patients found that the following three factors were highly suggestive of testicular torsion: testicular pain that lasted less than 6 hours, an absent or decreased cremasteric reflex, and nausea/ vomiting (Pediatr.