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[Acute scrotum in children: analysis of 265 consecutive cases].
Pediatr Med Chir. 1994 Nov-Dec; 16(6):521-6.PM

Abstract

"Acute scrotum" in infants and children is generally due to testicular torsion, torsion of the appendix of testis or acute orchi-epididymitis. However they are other less frequent causes of "acute scrotum". The differential diagnosis is often very difficult. 265 consecutive cases of acute scrotum are reviewed. 47% of the all patients presented torsion of the appendix of testis, 26% torsion of testis and 26% acute orchi-epididymitis. The torsion of testis was most frequent in children under 1 year (67%), in the older patients the torsion of appendix of testis was most frequent (46% in patients 1-6 years old, 57% in patients over 6 years). The value and limit of ultrasound, scrotal scintigraphy and doppler ultrasound are discussed and an algorithm for the diagnosis of causes of acute scrotum is presented. In equivocal cases, early surgical exploration may be necessary to exsclude torsion of testis and to prevent testicular loss.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Divisione di Chirurgia Pediatrica, Ospedale Regionale di Vicenza, Italia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

ita

PubMed ID

7708532

Citation

Campobasso, P, et al. "[Acute Scrotum in Children: Analysis of 265 Consecutive Cases]." La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica : Medical and Surgical Pediatrics, vol. 16, no. 6, 1994, pp. 521-6.
Campobasso P, Donadio P, Spata E, et al. [Acute scrotum in children: analysis of 265 consecutive cases]. Pediatr Med Chir. 1994;16(6):521-6.
Campobasso, P., Donadio, P., Spata, E., Salano, F., & Belloli, G. (1994). [Acute scrotum in children: analysis of 265 consecutive cases]. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica : Medical and Surgical Pediatrics, 16(6), 521-6.
Campobasso P, et al. [Acute Scrotum in Children: Analysis of 265 Consecutive Cases]. Pediatr Med Chir. 1994 Nov-Dec;16(6):521-6. PubMed PMID: 7708532.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Acute scrotum in children: analysis of 265 consecutive cases]. AU - Campobasso,P, AU - Donadio,P, AU - Spata,E, AU - Salano,F, AU - Belloli,G, PY - 1994/11/1/pubmed PY - 1994/11/1/medline PY - 1994/11/1/entrez SP - 521 EP - 6 JF - La Pediatria medica e chirurgica : Medical and surgical pediatrics JO - Pediatr Med Chir VL - 16 IS - 6 N2 - "Acute scrotum" in infants and children is generally due to testicular torsion, torsion of the appendix of testis or acute orchi-epididymitis. However they are other less frequent causes of "acute scrotum". The differential diagnosis is often very difficult. 265 consecutive cases of acute scrotum are reviewed. 47% of the all patients presented torsion of the appendix of testis, 26% torsion of testis and 26% acute orchi-epididymitis. The torsion of testis was most frequent in children under 1 year (67%), in the older patients the torsion of appendix of testis was most frequent (46% in patients 1-6 years old, 57% in patients over 6 years). The value and limit of ultrasound, scrotal scintigraphy and doppler ultrasound are discussed and an algorithm for the diagnosis of causes of acute scrotum is presented. In equivocal cases, early surgical exploration may be necessary to exsclude torsion of testis and to prevent testicular loss. SN - 0391-5387 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7708532/[Acute_scrotum_in_children:_analysis_of_265_consecutive_cases]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -