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Related to cremasteric reflex: Bulbocavernosus Reflex, Prehn's sign, Testicular torsion
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acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning

imitative reproduction, as of the style of another

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The TWIST scoring system assigned a summed TWIST score (range 0 to 7 points) based on the absence (0 points) or presence of the following 5 variables: testicular swelling (2 points), hard testicle (2 points), absent cremasteric reflex (1 point), nausea/vomiting (1 point), and high-riding testis (1 point) (see Table 2).
A negative Prehn's sign, a high-riding testicle and loss of the cremasteric reflex might help in differentiation.
His cremasteric reflex was absent on the left side but present on the right.
None of the 125 subjects who had an intact cremasteric reflex had ipsilateral testicular torsion.
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.
To minimize the effects of the cremasteric reflex, patient distraction, a warm room and hands, use of liquid soap and repeat examination may assist in localization of the testes.
When they presented to emergency department all of them had red, swollen [Fig-1] & tender left hemiscrotum and absence of cremasteric reflex. Ultrasound with colour Doppler study revealed thickened spermatic cord with absent blood flow in the left testis.
Other conditions that predispose to TT include testicular tumors, anomalous spermatic cord attachment, elongated body of the epididymis, voluminous scrotum, hyperactive cremasteric reflex, and previous scrotal surgery.
However, if the patient doesn't have a normal cremasteric reflex, it doesn't mean he has testicular torsion, because it's a nonspecific finding that can happen with trauma, infection, hydroceles, and torsion of the appendix testis.