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Testicular masses.
Am Fam Physician. 1998 Feb 15; 57(4):685-92.AF

Abstract

Family physicians often must evaluate patients with testicular pain or masses. The incidental finding of a scrotal mass may also require evaluation. Patients may seek evaluation of a scrotal mass as an incidental finding. An accurate history combined with a complete examination of the male external genitalia will help indicate a preliminary diagnosis and proper treatment. Family physicians must keep in mind the emergency or "must not miss" diagnoses associated with testicular masses, including testicular torsion, epididymitis, acute orchitis, strangulated hernia and testicular cancer. Referral to a urologist should be made immediately if one of these diagnoses is suspected. Benign causes of scrotal masses, including hydrocele, varicocele and spermatocele, may be diagnosed and managed easily in the primary care office.

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U.S. Army Health Clinic, Butzbach, Germany.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9490992

Citation

Junnila, J, and P Lassen. "Testicular Masses." American Family Physician, vol. 57, no. 4, 1998, pp. 685-92.
Junnila J, Lassen P. Testicular masses. Am Fam Physician. 1998;57(4):685-92.
Junnila, J., & Lassen, P. (1998). Testicular masses. American Family Physician, 57(4), 685-92.
Junnila J, Lassen P. Testicular Masses. Am Fam Physician. 1998 Feb 15;57(4):685-92. PubMed PMID: 9490992.
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