Painful testicle in a young boy

Graham, Stephen M.; Gatti, John M.
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, p1543
Academic Journal
The article discusses the proper diagnosis on a medical condition of a 12-year-old boy under primary care who had been suffering severe pain on the scrotum. First, it is noted to consider testicular and appendage torsion, and the epididymitis, as part of primary diagnosis. In cases of testicular torsion, it is important to diagnose it quickly to prevent damage in the testicles. Moreover, an outline to help physicians assess the diagnosis for patients suffering pain in the testicle is presented.


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