Testicular Torsion (cont.)
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The typical physical exam of the torsed testicle reveals a painful scrotum with one-sided testicular swelling and elevation. Lab tests may include a urinalysis and blood count. The scrotum may also be imaged by one or more radiologic studies. Imaging may include a Doppler ultrasound of the testicles or a nuclear scan of the testicles to assess the degree of blood flow. Depending on the physical exam, and/or the time frame, imaging may not be done, since emergent treatment is essential to preserve the testicle.
Clifford Spanierman, MD
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