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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 110–115 | Cite as

Testicular torsion in children: scintigraphic assessment

  • J. B. Mendel
  • G. A. Taylor
  • S. Treves
  • T. H. Cheng
  • A. Retik
  • S. Bauer
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Abstract

Seventy-five patients with suspected testicular torsion who had scintiscans and adequate clinical follow-up were analyzed retrospectively. The scintiscans diagnosed 12/13 cases of surgically proven missed torsion and 3/3 cases of surgically proven acute complete torsion. The scintiscans successfully distinguished all 35 cases of epididymo-orchitis, 14 cases of torsion of the appendix testes and 8 other miscellaneous conditions from testicular torsion. The incidence of testicular torsion in our patients undergoing scrotal scintigraphy was approximately 24%.

Keywords

Public Health Testicular Torsion Miscellaneous Condition Scintigraphic Assessment Appendix Testis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Mendel
    • 1
  • G. A. Taylor
    • 1
  • S. Treves
    • 1
  • T. H. Cheng
    • 1
  • A. Retik
    • 1
  • S. Bauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Division of UrologyChildren's Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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