Testicular torsion and weather conditions: analysis of 21,289 cases in Brazil

International Braz J Urol, 05/02/2012

Testicular torsion occurred at an annual incidence of approximately 1.4:100,000 men in Brazil in 2010. Seasonal variations do occur, with a significant increase of events during winter. The authors' findings support the theory of etiological role of cold weather to the occurrence of testicular torsion. Strategies to prevent these events can be based on these findings.

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