Pediatric Testicular Torsion.
The pediatric patient presenting with acute scrotal pain requires prompt evaluation and management given the likelihood of testicular torsion as the underlying cause. Although other diagnoses can present with acute testicular pain, it is important to recognize the possibility of testicular torsion because the best chance of testicular preservation occurs with expeditious management. When testicular torsion is suspected, prompt surgical exploration is warranted. A delay in surgical management should not occur in an effort to obtain confirmatory imaging. When torsion is discovered, the contralateral testicle should undergo fixation to reduce the risk of asynchronous torsion.
The Surgical clinics of North America
Acute Disease; Child; Disease Management; Humans; Male; Spermatic Cord Torsion; Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male
Acute scrotum; Epididymitis/orchitis; Testis; Torsion
Bowlin PR, Gatti JM, Murphy JP. Pediatric Testicular Torsion. Surg Clin North Am. 2017;97(1):161-172. doi:10.1016/j.suc.2016.08.012