47. Testicular Torsion

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch47

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Testicular Torsion, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch47

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • testicular torsion, and pain as diagnostic challenges;
  • acute testicular torsion, urological emergency in males;
  • torsion and differential diagnosis, in testicular/scrotal/abdominal pain;
  • testicular torsion, arterial blood flow and acute pain/testicular ischemia;
  • ruling out testicular torsion, most crucial;
  • diagnostic utility of history/physicals for testicular torsion;
  • diagnostic accuracy, of testicular scintigraphy and ultrasound;
  • color Doppler ultrasound/scintigraphy in testicular torsion, and pediatric patients;
  • HRUS for testicular torsion, detecting cord twisting;
  • imaging in testicular torsion, US for epididymitis, orchitis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References