When is surgery indicated in the evaluation of orchitis?

Updated: Aug 16, 2017
  • Author: Nataisia Terry, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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If torsion is likely or if several hours have passed before the patient arrives in the ED, operative exploration is indicated.

Orchitis complicated by a reactive hydrocele or pyocele may require surgical drainage to reduce the pressure in the tunica.


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