Acute Scrotal Swelling after Blunt Thoracoabdominal TraumaThe Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care
AbstractAcute scrotal swelling is typically associated with direct testicular injury, torsion of the testes or appendages, epididymitis, hydroceles, and hernias.  Swelling resulting from hemoscrotum or hematocele after direct testicular trauma is well described in the literature. [2,3] Blood in the scrotum from blunt abdominal or thoracic injury secondary to splenic laceration and communicating hematocele in the pediatric population has been previously reported on two occasions. [4,5] Both were identified only after surgical exploration. We report the case of a 10-year-old boy who developed scrotal swelling that represented blood from a splenic laceration secondary to blunt trauma.
Citation InformationMark G. Roback, F. Keith Battan, Martin Koyle and David P. Meagher. "Acute Scrotal Swelling after Blunt Thoracoabdominal Trauma" The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care Vol. 40 Iss. 1 (1996) p. 155 - 156 ISSN: 0022-5282
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