The differential diagnosis for acute scrotal pain is extensive. The ED physician must quickly identify those conditions that represent true surgical emergencies such as testicular torsion, strangulated inguinal hernia, or Fournier’s gangrene. This module will review the differential diagnosis for a patient presenting with acute scrotal pain and discuss diagnostic strategies. Testicular torsion and epididymitis will be discussed in more detail.
Acknowledgements: Catherine Varner, MD (Author), Eileen Cheung, MD (Peer Reviewer)