Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Bedside Ultrasound in a Case of Blunt Scrotal Trauma
- Author(s): Cannis, Mark
- Mailhot, Thomas
- Perera, Phillips
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2012.8.12630
This case study describes a patient who suffered blunt force trauma to the scrotum. Use of bedside emergency ultrasound facilitated early diagnosis of a ruptured testicle and allowed for prompt urological consultation and timely surgical repair. The utility of bedside emergency ultrasound in the evaluation of testicular trauma, as well as the outcome of our case, is discussed here. [West J Emerg Med 2013;14(2):127-129.]