Imaging Acute Scrotal Pain in Children
Acute scrotal pain in a child requires prompt clinical evaluation. When the etiology is unclear, ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice for further evaluation. Documenting testicular perfusion is essential, as this largely determines whether or not emergent surgery is needed. While many etiologies of acute scrotal pain are the same in children and adults, knowledge of entities unique to the pediatric population will help make more rapid and certain diagnoses.
KeywordsSpermatic Cord Testicular Torsion Tunica Albuginea Scrotal Skin Scrotal Pain
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