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Acute Scrotum

Uche Ezomike, MD, Opeoluwa A Adesanya, MBBS, FMCS, Emmanuel A. Ameh, MBBS, FWACS, FACS, Esther Saguil, MD
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Introduction

An acute scrotum is defined as severe scrotal pain with or without scrotal swelling and erythema. The inciting lesion may involve the testis, testicular or epididymal appendages, epididymis, scrotal skin, hernia or referred pain from outside the scrotum (e.g ureteric colic). The most likely cause is age dependent.

Optimal management of the acute scrotum is important to the pediatric surgeon as urgent clinical evaluation to exclude testicular torsion or incarcerated hernia has important implications. Undue delay may lead to testicular or intestinal gangrene.

see also Testicular Torsion and Inguinal Hernia.

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Last updated: May 12, 2019

Citation

Ezomike, Uche, et al. "Acute Scrotum." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2019. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829669/all/Acute_Scrotum.
Ezomike U, Adesanya OA, Ameh EA, Saguil E. Acute Scrotum. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2019. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829669/all/Acute_Scrotum. Accessed August 20, 2019.
Ezomike, U., Adesanya, O. A., Ameh, E. A., & Saguil, E. (2019). Acute Scrotum. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829669/all/Acute_Scrotum
Ezomike U, Adesanya OA, Ameh EA, Saguil E. Acute Scrotum [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2019. [cited 2019 August 20]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829669/all/Acute_Scrotum.
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TY - ELEC T1 - Acute Scrotum ID - 829669 A1 - Ezomike,Uche,MD AU - Adesanya,Opeoluwa,MBBS, FMCS AU - Ameh,Emmanuel,MBBS, FWACS, FACS AU - Saguil,Esther,MD ED - Waldhausen,John, ED - Powell,David, ED - Hirschl,Ron, Y1 - 2019/05/12/ BT - Pediatric Surgery NaT UR - https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829669/all/Acute_Scrotum PB - American Pediatric Surgical Association DB - APSA Webapp DP - Unbound Medicine ER -