Development and initial validation of a scoring system to diagnose testicular torsion in children.

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PURPOSE Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency requiring prompt intervention. Although clinical diagnosis is recommended, scrotal ultrasound is frequently ordered, delaying treatment. We created a scoring system to diagnose testicular torsion, decreasing the indication for ultrasound. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively evaluated 338 patients with… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.10.056

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