Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Acute scrotal disorders: prospective comparison of color Doppler US and testicular scintigraphy.
Radiology. 1990 Oct; 177(1):177-81.R

Abstract

Color Doppler ultrasonography (US) and testicular scintigraphy were used prospectively to evaluate 28 patients with acute scrotal pain. The results of these imaging studies were correlated with final diagnoses established by means of surgery or clinical follow-up. In all patients, testicular torsion was considered to be a possible diagnosis based on findings from the initial clinical evaluation. Findings from surgery confirmed testicular torsion in seven patients. All cases were correctly diagnosed with color Doppler US. Scintigraphy enabled correct diagnosis of six, but findings were false-negative in one patient with 180 degrees torsion. One patient had a surgically confirmed scrotal abscess that was correctly diagnosed with both color Doppler US and scintigraphy. Findings from clinical follow-up in the remaining 20 patients were consistent with epididymitis, orchitis, or torsion of an appendix testis. There were no false-positive diagnoses of testicular torsion by means of either color Doppler US or scintigraphy in any of these 20 patients. Color Doppler US is at least as accurate as testicular scintigraphy and can function as an effective means of evaluating patients with suspected testicular torsion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2204963

Citation

Middleton, W D., et al. "Acute Scrotal Disorders: Prospective Comparison of Color Doppler US and Testicular Scintigraphy." Radiology, vol. 177, no. 1, 1990, pp. 177-81.
Middleton WD, Siegel BA, Melson GL, et al. Acute scrotal disorders: prospective comparison of color Doppler US and testicular scintigraphy. Radiology. 1990;177(1):177-81.
Middleton, W. D., Siegel, B. A., Melson, G. L., Yates, C. K., & Andriole, G. L. (1990). Acute scrotal disorders: prospective comparison of color Doppler US and testicular scintigraphy. Radiology, 177(1), 177-81.
Middleton WD, et al. Acute Scrotal Disorders: Prospective Comparison of Color Doppler US and Testicular Scintigraphy. Radiology. 1990;177(1):177-81. PubMed PMID: 2204963.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Acute scrotal disorders: prospective comparison of color Doppler US and testicular scintigraphy. AU - Middleton,W D, AU - Siegel,B A, AU - Melson,G L, AU - Yates,C K, AU - Andriole,G L, PY - 1990/10/1/pubmed PY - 1990/10/1/medline PY - 1990/10/1/entrez SP - 177 EP - 81 JF - Radiology JO - Radiology VL - 177 IS - 1 N2 - Color Doppler ultrasonography (US) and testicular scintigraphy were used prospectively to evaluate 28 patients with acute scrotal pain. The results of these imaging studies were correlated with final diagnoses established by means of surgery or clinical follow-up. In all patients, testicular torsion was considered to be a possible diagnosis based on findings from the initial clinical evaluation. Findings from surgery confirmed testicular torsion in seven patients. All cases were correctly diagnosed with color Doppler US. Scintigraphy enabled correct diagnosis of six, but findings were false-negative in one patient with 180 degrees torsion. One patient had a surgically confirmed scrotal abscess that was correctly diagnosed with both color Doppler US and scintigraphy. Findings from clinical follow-up in the remaining 20 patients were consistent with epididymitis, orchitis, or torsion of an appendix testis. There were no false-positive diagnoses of testicular torsion by means of either color Doppler US or scintigraphy in any of these 20 patients. Color Doppler US is at least as accurate as testicular scintigraphy and can function as an effective means of evaluating patients with suspected testicular torsion. SN - 0033-8419 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2204963/Acute_scrotal_disorders:_prospective_comparison_of_color_Doppler_US_and_testicular_scintigraphy_ L2 - https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiology.177.1.2204963?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -