The Children’s Hospital Colorado pediatric acute painful scrotum clinical pathway provides guidance on risk stratification for patients with suspected testicular torsion. The pathway also provides evaluation and management guidance for alternative diagnoses of patients with scrotal pain.
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Acute Painful Scrotum | Emergency Department/Urgent Care
About our pediatric acute painful scrotum clinical pathway
The acute painful scrotum clinical pathway offers best practice recommendations for patients with concern for testicular torsion as well as alternative diagnoses for those with acute scrotal pain. It was created by our multidisciplinary team of experts, including primary care, emergency medicine, radiology, pharmacy, hospital medicine and urology providers.
The pathway uses the best available evidence to offer a standardized approach to care for patients presenting with acute scrotal pain.
- Risk stratification and diagnostic tools for suspected testicular torsion
- Evaluation and management of alternative diagnoses for those with scrotal pain
- Recommendation for urology consultations
- Recommendations for pain control