• The acute scrotum in the pediatric patient frequently presents a diagnostic dilemma for even the most experienced clinician. In an effort to improve testicular salvage in equivocal cases, immediate surgical intervention has been recommended, despite a large number of unnecessary explorations. Evaluating the sodium pertechnetate Tc 99m radioisotopic scan in 46 boys, we found this study to be a rapid, reliable, sensitive, and noninvasive test that allows the selection of those patients who require immediate surgical intervention.
(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:831-835)
Valvo JR, Caldamone AA, O'Mara R, Rabinowitz R. Nuclear Imaging in the Pediatric Acute Scrotum. Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(9):831-835. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970450073018