Urologic Disorders, Testicular

Apr 1, 2019 Issue
Testicular Cancer, Onset of Labor, Respiratory Tract Infection, Thyroid Cancer, Running Injuries [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

Feb 15, 2018 Issue
Testicular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Men with symptoms of testicular cancer should receive a complete history and physical examination. Scrotal ultrasonography is the preferred initial imaging study. If a solid intratesticular mass is discovered, orchiectomy is both diagnostic and therapeutic. Postorchiectomy treatment options include active surveillance, chemotherapy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, and radiation therapy.

Nov 1, 2016 Issue
Epididymitis: An Overview [Article]

Epididymitis is a common presentation in the outpatient setting that can affect adults and children. The condition causes unilateral swollen, tender epididymis, with an anatomically normal testis. Learn about common causes in specific patient groups, as well as treatment options.

May 1, 2014 Issue
Evaluation of Scrotal Masses [Article]

Find out the characteristics of the different causes of scrotal masses.

Dec 15, 2013 Issue
Testicular Torsion: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management [Article]

Testicular torsion is a twisting of the spermatic cord and its contents and is a surgical emergency affecting 3.8 per 100,000 males younger than 18 years annually. It accounts for 10% to 15% of acute scrotal disease in children, and results in an orchiectomy rate of 42% in boys undergoing surgery fo...

Aug 15, 2011 Issue
Screening for Testicular Cancer: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for testicular cancer in adolescent or adult males.

Aug 15, 2011 Issue
Screening for Testicular Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 17-year-old male presents to your office for a college entrance physical examination. He learned about testicular cancer in health class, and asks you about screening. He has no history of cryptorchidism and no physical symptoms.

Dec 15, 2009 Issue
Evaluation and Treatment of Hematospermia [Article]

Hematospermia can be a distressing symptom for patients, but most cases are effectively managed by a primary care physician. Although the condition is usually benign, significant underlying pathology must be excluded by history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, and, in select cases, othe...

Apr 1, 2009 Issue
Epididymitis and Orchitis: An Overview [Article]

Epididymitis and orchitis are commonly seen in the outpatient setting. Men between 14 and 35 years of age are most often affected, and Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are the most common pathogens in this age group. In other age groups, coliform bacteria are the primary pathogens. Me...

Nov 15, 2008 Issue
Evaluation of Scrotal Masses [Article]

Scrotal masses can represent a wide range of medical issues, from benign congenital conditions to life-threatening malignancies and acute surgical emergencies. Having a clear understanding of scrotal anatomy allows the examiner to accurately identify most lesions. Benign lesions such as hydroceles a...

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