Imaging

Testicular Torsion

Preliminary Diagnosis: Testicular torsion

I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis

  • Gray scale and color Doppler sonographic evaluation of the bilateral testicles and epididymi.

II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of testicular torsion.

Advantages

  • Highly portable

  • Does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation.

  • Highly specific and sensitive in diagnosing testicular torsion

Disadvantages

  • Operator-dependent.

III. What are the contraindications for the first-line imaging technique?

  • No specific contraindications exist.

IV. What alternative imaging techniques are available?

  • No alternative imaging techniques exist.

V. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the alternative techniques for diagnosis of testicular torsion.

  • Not applicable

VI. What are the contraindications for the alternative imaging techniques?

  • Not applicable

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