Journal article

Rational approach to diagnosis and management of blunt scrotal trauma

Ronil V Chandra, Richard J Dowling, Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Hodo Haxhimolla, Anthony J Costello



OBJECTIVES: To provide a rational approach to the diagnosis and management of blunt scrotal trauma to aid clinicians in the selection of patients for surgical exploration. METHODS: We performed a retrospective evaluation of the medical records of 44 patients from two metropolitan tertiary referral hospitals. A total of 29 patients were recruited from July 1, 1993 to June 30, 2003 at one institution and an additional 15 patients from February 1, 1991 to January 31, 1999 at the second. Scrotal ultrasound scans were retrieved and reviewed by a uroradiologist unaware of the treatment regimen and outcome. RESULTS: The presence of both testicular swelling and tenderness suggested more significant ..

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