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Case Reports
October 1929


Author Affiliations

Attending Urologist, New York Nursery and Child's Hospital; Associate Visiting Surgeon, Cancer Institute NEW YORK
From the Pediatric Service of the New York Nursery and Child's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(4):794-798. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930100114012

Although of infrequent occurrence in infancy, epididymitis is a lesion which must be considered in the differential diagnosis of scrotal swellings in the young. The following case is reported not only to direct attention to the clinical picture and diagnosis of this condition, but to note the similarity of the symptoms, physical observations and treatment for the disease as it occurs both in infants and in adults.

REPORT OF CASE  E. C., aged 22 months, was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 22, 1929, with the complaint of pain and swelling of the right side of the scrotum. Four weeks previously, after not having urinated for a period of from seven to eight hours, voiding was followed by terminal hematuria. Slight frequency and burning on urination developed. One week later, the right side of the scrotum became tender and swollen and continued to enlarge until the time of admission to