Scrotal trauma in children and adolescents
- Catherine E Perron, MD
Catherine E Perron, MD
- Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Section Editor
- Susan B Torrey, MD
Susan B Torrey, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Resuscitation; Pediatric Trauma
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Texas Children’s Hospital
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
The evaluation and management of scrotal trauma in children will be discussed here.
Blunt genitourinary trauma, straddle injuries, and the medical causes of scrotal pain and its evaluation in children and adolescents are discussed separately.
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- Scrotal anatomy
- - Injury patterns
- Adjacent structures
- CLINICAL FEATURES
- Physical examination
- Ancillary studies
- INDICATIONS FOR SUBSPECIALTY CONSULTATION OR REFERRAL
- Stabilization and initial management
- Antibiotic prophylaxis for scrotal wounds
- Child protection
- Definitive care
- - Blunt scrotal trauma
- - Penetrating trauma
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- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS