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Diagnosing testicular torsion

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7042.1358c (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1358

Isotope scanning is useful

  1. C J Luscombe,
  2. S M V Coppinger,
  3. P J Mountford,
  4. R Gadd
  1. Senior house officer in general surgery Consultant urologist Director of nuclear physics Senior nuclear physicist City General Hospital, Stoke on Trent ST4 6QG

    EDITOR,—We agree with Mark Davenport that acute testicular torsion is difficult to diagnose clinically.1 His article suggests that the diagnosis may be aided by Doppler ultrasonography, but this investigation can be unreliable2 and may lead to a false sense of security. Often surgery is required to exclude torsion, with no therapeutic benefit. This is undesirable if the …

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