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What is Torsion Testis? Torsion of the testis is a condition where the testis spins resulting in twisting of the spermatic cord. It is essential to know in brief about the development and the structure of the testis and about the spermatic cord to understand what happens during torsion. Testis - Structure and Development The testes or male gonads are paired oval structures situated within a pouch of skin called scrotum between upper portion of the thighs. Each testis measures approximately 2x3x4 cm, weighs around 40 g in the adult, and is suspended by the spermatic cord inside the scrotum. The testes perform two major functions namely Formation of the sperms (spermatogenesis) and Secretion of the male hormone testosterone. During embryogenesis, the testes originate from the posterio...