Testing & Diagnosis for Torsion of the Appendix Testis in Children

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Contact the Department of Urology

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How will my son's physician diagnose torsion of the appendix testis?

A pediatric urologist will examine your son and make a diagnosis based on a physical examination and family history. A scrotal ultrasound or an x-ray or both are sometimes taken. If there is a lot of swelling or the radiology tests are inconclusive, the urologist may perform exploratory surgery to rule out testicular torsion, which is a medical emergency.

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