Concurrent testicular torsion and acute incarcerated inguinal hernia in an adolescent boy
Nisly D, Barnett S, Herzing K, and Aranda A. Concurrent testicular torsion and acute incarcerated inguinal hernia in an adolescent boy. BMJ Case Rep 2018;2018:bcr-2018-227087.
BMJ Case Rep
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