Doppler ultrasonography in the evaluation of suspected testicular torsion

Acute scrotal pain can be caused by testicular torsion. The blood flow to the testicle is then impaired and a worst-case scenario is total loss of blood supply. The testicle can then shrink (undergo atrophy) and lose its function. Suspected testicular torsion is a condition that requires urgent treatment and accurate diagnostics.

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What is the diagnostic accuracy of Doppler ultrasonography in the detection of testicular torsion?

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SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.

Published: 9/12/2017
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