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Testicular ultrasound.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004 Aug; 22(3):723-48, ix.EM

Abstract

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 examination is use of power and spectral Doppler ultrasonography. Examination of the acute scrotum should not be undertaken unless Doppler capability is available because the evaluation of blood flow is such an important part of diagnosis of testicular torsion, orchitis, epididymitis,trauma, and hemorrhage into a mass.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, AF-2039, Augusta, GA 30912-4007, USA. blaivas@pyro.netNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15301848

Citation

Blaivas, Michael, and Larry Brannam. "Testicular Ultrasound." Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, vol. 22, no. 3, 2004, pp. 723-48, ix.
Blaivas M, Brannam L. Testicular ultrasound. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004;22(3):723-48, ix.
Blaivas, M., & Brannam, L. (2004). Testicular ultrasound. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, 22(3), 723-48, ix.
Blaivas M, Brannam L. Testicular Ultrasound. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004;22(3):723-48, ix. PubMed PMID: 15301848.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Testicular ultrasound. AU - Blaivas,Michael, AU - Brannam,Larry, PY - 2004/8/11/pubmed PY - 2004/10/2/medline PY - 2004/8/11/entrez SP - 723-48, ix JF - Emergency medicine clinics of North America JO - Emerg Med Clin North Am VL - 22 IS - 3 N2 - 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 examination is use of power and spectral Doppler ultrasonography. Examination of the acute scrotum should not be undertaken unless Doppler capability is available because the evaluation of blood flow is such an important part of diagnosis of testicular torsion, orchitis, epididymitis,trauma, and hemorrhage into a mass. SN - 0733-8627 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15301848/Testicular_ultrasound_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S073386270400032X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -