Title

Concurrent testicular torsion and acute incarcerated inguinal hernia in an adolescent boy.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-27-2018

Publication Title

BMJ Case Rep

Abstract

Testicular torsion and acute incarcerated inguinal hernia are both common surgical emergencies in the paediatric population. We present the unusual case of a 16-year-old adolescent boy who presented with both of these conditions concurrently. He had a history of a right inguinal hernia, but ultrasound confirmed a testicular torsion and we employed manual detorsion in the emergency department prior to taking him to the operating room. We successfully salvaged the testicle in addition to performing inguinal hernia reduction and repair. The goal of this report is to emphasise the importance of maintaining a broad differential and early utilisation of ultrasound in the patient with acute groin pain.

Medical Subject Headings

Abdominal Pain; Acute Disease; Adolescent; Hernia, Inguinal; Humans; Male; Spermatic Cord Torsion; Ultrasonography

PubMed ID

30368478

Volume

2018

First Page

bcr-2018-227087

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