Shortcomings of Color Doppler Sonography in Diagnosis of Testicular Torsion

Terry D. Allen, Jack S. Elder

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Abstract

Purpose: We determined the shortcomings of color Doppler sonography for the diagnosis of testicular torsion. Materials and Methods: We reviewed 5 cases of testicular torsion in which findings on color Doppler sonography were inconsistent with surgical findings. Results: Color Doppler sonography showed blood flow in 2 patients who had necrotic testes at surgery. In 3 other patients blood flow was also normal by color Doppler sonography of whom 2 were treated for epididymitis with subsequent loss of the testes and 1 underwent salvage by immediate exploration. Conclusions: Testicular torsion is a clinical diagnosis requiring consideration of many variables. Color Doppler sonography is helpful but should not be regarded as the definitive discriminator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1508-1510
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of urology
Volume154
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Spermatic Cord Torsion
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Shortcomings of Color Doppler Sonography in Diagnosis of Testicular Torsion. / Allen, Terry D.; Elder, Jack S.

In: The Journal of urology, Vol. 154, No. 4, 01.01.1995, p. 1508-1510.

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