Acute scrotal ultrasound

Author(s): Dr Jane Belfield

Hospital: Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 46, 536, 25-26


The presentation of an acute scrotum is reasonably common and typically presents with pain, erythema, swelling or a combination of the above. Ultrasound is the first-line imaging investigation as it is non-invasive, reasonably quick to perform and relatively cheap. Performing an ultrasound can be challenging if the patient is in extreme pain but, due to higher quality machines and probes, good images can be achieved in a reasonably short examination time

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