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Spermatic cord knot: a clinical finding in patients with spermatic cord torsion

Al-Terki, A.; Al-Qaoud, T.

Advances in Urology 2011: 310123


ISSN/ISBN: 1687-6377
PMID: 22190915
DOI: 10.1155/2011/310123
Accession: 036513925

Pertinent history taking and careful examination often taper the differentials of the acute scrotum; congruently the ability to diagnose acute spermatic cord torsion (SCT) when radiological adjuncts are not available is highly imperative. This observational study serves to present a series of 46 cases of spermatic cord torsion whereby we hypothesize the identification of a clinical knot on scrotal examination as an important clinical aid in making a decision to surgical exploration in patients with acute and subacute SCT, especially in centers where imaging resources are unavailable.

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