Testicular ultrasound.

  title={Testicular ultrasound.},
  author={Michael Blaivas and Larry Brannam},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={723-48, ix}
Acute scrotal pain makes up approximately 0.5% of all complaints presenting to an emergency department. Some of the most com-mon diagnoses for this complaint are testicular torsion and epididymitis. Misdiagnosing testicular torsion can lead to organ loss,cosmetic deformity, and compromised fertility. Modem ultrasound examination of the scrotum is the test of choice for acute scrotal pathology and yields high accuracy compared with surgical exploration. A key component of the testicular… CONTINUE READING