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Acute Scrotal Swelling after Blunt Thoracoabdominal Trauma
The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care
  • Mark G. Roback
  • F. Keith Battan
  • Martin Koyle
  • David P. Meagher, Jr., Wright State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Abstract

Acute scrotal swelling is typically associated with direct testicular injury, torsion of the testes or appendages, epididymitis, hydroceles, and hernias. [1] 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 Information
Mark 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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