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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-25

Acute scrotum in children.


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Medical College, Calicut-673008

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MG Joy
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Medical College, Calicut-673008

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ABSTRACT: Acute scrotum is one of the common childhood surgical emergencies. Even if all modern investigative techniques are used an accurate diagnosis may be difficult. A correct diagnosis and prompt intervention can save most of the tests in cases of torsion. A 5-year experience of 236 cases of acute scrotum treated in this institution is reported. Of these 236 cases 34.8 percent were epididymo-orchitis, 13.9 percent were torsion of testis and 29.7 percent were torsion of appendix of testis. There were 33 cases of torsion of testis of which 23 (69.7 percent) were gangrenous. Eight cases were presented within 24 hours of onset of symptoms of which 6 (75 percent) were viable, Twenty-seven cases (81.8 percent) of torsion of testis was on the left side and in 3 cases torsion occurred in undescended testis. Ten per cent of patients with epididymo-orchitis had an underlying primary urinary tract pathology.






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