Scrotal Trauma: Mechanisms, Presentation and Management

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Genital injuries are rare, tend to affect relatively young people, and usually derive from blunt trauma, machinery accidents, stab wounds, firearm injury and fragmentation devices. Genital traumas require prompt assessment and treatment to minimize the potential severe impact on patients’ quality of life that they may produce.


Spermatic Cord Tunica Albuginea Penrose Drain Scrotal Skin Firearm Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St Peter’s Andrology CentreThe London Clinic Consulting RoomsLondonUK

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