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Torsion of the Testicle: It Is Time to Stop Tossing the Dice

Mellick, Larry B. MS, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Pediatric Emergency Care:
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31823f5ed9
Review Article

Abstract: In this review, long-held myths and misperceptions about the evaluation and management of testicular torsion are discussed, and recommendations for the management of patients who present with acute scrotal pain are presented.

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From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.

Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Larry B. Mellick, MS, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University, 1120, 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912 (e-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.