Acute testicular problems: Simplified ultrasound approach

E. P. Hendrick, M. Aldridge, L. E. Swischuk, Carlos A. Angel

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Acute nontraumatic testicular problems are common in children. Currently the most successful imaging modality for the demonstration of these abnormalities is ultrasound. The most important information gathered from the ultrasound study is whether or not the patient will need surgery. This is dependent on whether blood flow to the testicle is present or absent. This article reviews the most common causes of acute nontraumatic testicular conditions and presents a summary flow chart to help simplify imaging findings and correlate these to patient disposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-330
Number of pages5
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000


  • Children
  • Testicle
  • Torsion
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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