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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 25, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-4
Bioline Code: pe15008
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-4

 en Scrotal Exploration for Testicular Torsion and Testicular Appendage Torsion: Emergency and Reality
Yu, You; Zhang, Feng; An, Qun; Wang, Long; Li, Chao & Xu, Zhilin


Background: Scrotal exploration is considered the procedure of choice for acute scrotum.
Objectives: We evaluated the importance of early diagnosis and testicular salvage on the therapeutic outcomes of patients with pediatric testicular torsion (TT) and testicular appendage torsion (TAT) in our geographic area.
Patients and Methods: We performed a retrospective database analysis of patients who underwent emergency surgery for TT or TAT between January 1996 and June 2009. Patient history, physical examination findings, laboratory test results, color Doppler sonography (CDS) results, and surgical findings were reviewed.
Results: A total of 65 cases were included in our analysis. Forty-two cases were followed up for at least 3 months. Testicular tenderness was identified as the major clinical manifestation of TT, while only a few patients with TAT presented with swelling. CDS was an important diagnostic modality. The orchiectomy rate was 71% in the TT group.
Conclusions: Cases of acute scrotum require attention in our area. Early diagnosis and scrotal exploration could salvage the testis or preserve normal function without the need for surgery.

Spermatic Cord Torsion; Ultrasonography; Doppler; Transcranial; Decompression

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