Do all children with an acute scrotum require exploration?

  title={Do all children with an acute scrotum require exploration?},
  author={Evan J Kass and Kaite Stone and Armand Cacciarelli and B Egan Mitchell},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={150 2 Pt 2},
A total of 77 consecutive children ranging in age from 1 day to 17 years was evaluated for an acute scrotum by a single examiner (E. J. K.). In 10 children a definite diagnosis of acute spermatic cord torsion was made based upon the history and physical examination. No imaging studies were performed and torsion was confirmed at surgery in 9 children. The diagnosis of testis torsion was not as clear-cut in the remaining 67 children and, therefore, a color Doppler ultrasound was performed before… CONTINUE READING

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