Journal article

Re-exploration of the acute scrotum

D Ben-Meir, A Deshpande, JM Hutson

BJU INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2006


OBJECTIVE: To investigate children and adolescents who had scrotal exploration more than once. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 1994 and 2004, 64 of 840 (7.6%) boys had more than one scrotal exploration at our institution. The age, laterality of the explorations, the interval between and findings at operation, whether the testes were managed by orchidopexy and how, and the complications, were reviewed from the medical records and the operating reports of the patients. All the boys were followed at the outpatient clinic 2-4 weeks after surgery. RESULTS: The median (range) age of the patients was 11.5 (2-15) years; 61 had two scrotal explorations and three were explored three times. Of the patien..

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