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What keeps testicles from rotating?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 21, 2011
  • 03:39 AM

As the title says, what exactly goes wrong when testicular torsion occurs?

According to Wikipedia:
A congenital malformation of the processus vaginalis known as the "bell-clapper deformity" accounts for 90% of all cases. In this condition, rather than the testes attaching posteriorly to the inner lining of the scrotum by the mesorchium

What exactly is the 'processus vaginalis' and the 'mesorchium'? Where does the testicle normally attach to the scrotum, what kind of tissue is it, should someone be able to feel it? I have a real problem with paranoia about testicular torsion and I'd like to find out if I've even susceptible to it. I'll ask my doctor next appointment, but is there anything I can check myself in the meantime?

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