• Did COVID-19 Affect Time to Presentation in the Setting of Pediatric Testicular Torsion?

    2 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    To determine if boys with acute testicular torsion, a surgical emergency requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment to optimize salvage of the testicle, delayed presentation to a medical facility and experienced an extended duration of symptoms , and secondarily, a higher rate of orchiectomy, during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
    Single-center, descriptive retrospective chart review of boys presenting with acute testicular torsion from March 15, to May 4, 2020 , as well as for the same time window in the 5-year period from 2015 to 2019 .
    A total of 78 boys...
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