Parenchymal echo texture predicts testicular salvage after torsion: potential impact on the need for emergent exploration.

@article{Kaye2008ParenchymalET,
  title={Parenchymal echo texture predicts testicular salvage after torsion: potential impact on the need for emergent exploration.},
  author={Jonathan D Kaye and Edan Y. Shapiro and Selwyn B Levitt and Steven C. Friedman and Jordan Gitlin and Jaime Freyle and Lane S. Palmer},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={180 4 Suppl},
  pages={1733-6}
}
PURPOSE In the setting of signs and symptoms of testicular torsion the absence of diastolic flow and/or color flow on Doppler ultrasound has traditionally prompted emergent scrotal exploration. This practice emanates largely from the difficulty on ultrasound of distinguishing salvageable torsed testes from those that are not salvageable. We identified ultrasound findings predictive of testicular viability or the lack thereof. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all… CONTINUE READING