Sonographic diagnosis of acute spermatic cord torsion

  title={Sonographic diagnosis of acute spermatic cord torsion},
  author={Jos{\'e} D. Arce and Marcela Cort{\'e}s and Juan C. Vargas},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  • José D. Arce, Marcela Cortés, Juan C. Vargas
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Background: Although the primary abnormality in testicular torsion is at the spermatic cord, imaging studies up to now have mostly been oriented to evaluation of the testicle itself, with emphasis on color Doppler ultrasonography (US). However, findings can be inaccurate when there is incomplete interruption of testicular flow. Indirect findings, such as morphological changes in the testis alone, are not reliable for the diagnosis since they become evident late in the disease. Objective: To… CONTINUE READING
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