WARNING — GRAPHIC CONTENT: A motorbike accident has left a man with a gruesome injury.
The 33-year-old, from New York, was rushed to the emergency department one hour after the incident, according to the case in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Doctors assessed the injury as “blunt perineal trauma from the motorcycle seat”. A man’s perineal area is between the anus and the scrotum.
In this case, the man had torn through his left scrotum with a 3-5cm opening. He was still able to urinate though with no blood present.
He was diagnosed with traumatic scrotal rupture with testicular herniation.
“The patient received a tetanus vaccination booster and intravenous cefazolin,” researchers wrote.
“The emergency physician carefully reduced the exposed tunica vaginalis into the left hemiscrotum to reduce the risk of infection.”
Man discharged after testicle repair surgery
A CT scan was done of his pelvis to assess any further damage.
He was sedated and a urologist performed a procedure to fix the testicle including a clean to prevent any possible infection.
He was discharged after 24 hours.
Luckily, two months after his initial visit he reported no further complications.
Researchers noted motor vehicle and bike injuries account for about 20 per cent of blunt genital trauma.
However, scrotal rupture with a testicle herniation, like the man suffered, has not been reported before.
“Testicular rupture is less common, and testicular dislocation is rare,” they wrote.
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