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ISSN: 2637-4722

Progressing Aspects in Pediatrics and Neonatology

Review Article(ISSN: 2637-4722)

Acute Scrotum in Children:A Review Article

Volume 1 - Issue 3

Volkan Sarper Erikci* and Tunç Özdemir

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    • Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Sağlık Bilimleri University, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Tepecik Research and Training Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Volkan Sarper Erikci, Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Dept. Pediatric Surgery, Saglik Bilimleri University, Tepecik Training Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Received: April 03, 2018;   Published: April 16, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/PAPN.2018.01.000114

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Abstract

Acute scrotal conditions are common clinical concern in infants and children. The true cause is difficult to determine. There are several etiologic factors for this syndrome. These are torsion of the testis (TT), torsion of the testicular appendix (TTA), epididymoorchitis (EO) and strangulated inguinoscrotal hernia (SIH). It is generally admitted that EO is rare in children and is associated with structural anomalies of the urinary tract. The aim of this study is to review the various causes of pediatric acute scrotal conditions and to assess management of these patients under the light of relevant literature.

Keywords: Scrotum; Epididiymo-Orchitis, Strangulated İnguinal Hernia; Testis Torsion; Torsion of Testicular Appendage; Torsion of an Epididymal Cyst; EC: Epididymal Cyts

Abbreviations: TT: Torsion of the Testis; TTA: Testicular Appendix; EO: Epididymo-Orchitis; SIH: Strangulated İnguinoscrotal Hernia

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