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Urology 

Urology
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Urology
Author(s):

Stuart Crisp

and Jo Rainbow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199605538.003.0013
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date: 06 May 2021

Painful (acute) scrotum 274

Urinary retention 276

Priapism 277

Paraphimosis and balanoprosthitis 278

See also ‘Trauma of urinary tract’ p.103

Acute scrotum is the commonest urological emergency in children requiring surgery. Whilst testicular torsion is the most urgent to treat, it is rare in the pre-pubertal age group. However, acute scrotum is considered to be torsion until proved otherwise and urgent exploration of the scrotum is often indicated....

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