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Scrotal and inguinal masses in the newborn period.
Adv Neonatal Care. 2002 Jun; 2(3):140-8.AN

Abstract

Scrotal or inguinal masses may represent inguinal hernias, hydroceles, or testicular torsion and are common findings in the newborn period. The clinician is challenged to differentiate between normal, abnormal, atypical, and pathologic findings and to seek urgent surgical consultation when compromised bowel, testis, or ovary is suspected. This issue of Focus on the Physical offers a review of the embryologic development of the processus vaginalis and testicular attachments to enhance the clinician's understanding of the development of these conditions. Systematic advanced physical assessment techniques will be provided along with pictures of common clinical findings. A brief discussion of the diagnostic studies that aid in differentiation of scrotal and inguinal masses and the clinical implications of each of these conditions will be discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Children's Hospital, Albany Medical Center, New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208, USA. kbenjam53@msn.com

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12903225

Citation

Benjamin, Kathleen. "Scrotal and Inguinal Masses in the Newborn Period." Advances in Neonatal Care : Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, vol. 2, no. 3, 2002, pp. 140-8.
Benjamin K. Scrotal and inguinal masses in the newborn period. Adv Neonatal Care. 2002;2(3):140-8.
Benjamin, K. (2002). Scrotal and inguinal masses in the newborn period. Advances in Neonatal Care : Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 2(3), 140-8.
Benjamin K. Scrotal and Inguinal Masses in the Newborn Period. Adv Neonatal Care. 2002;2(3):140-8. PubMed PMID: 12903225.
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