Acute scrotum: an exceptional presentation of acute nonperforated appendicitis in childhood

J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Sep;33(9):1435-6. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(98)90030-6.


Acute scrotum is an exceptional form of presentation of acute appendicitis in the pediatric age group. Only 14 cases have been described in literature. The authors report a case of an 8-year-old boy with a 12-hour history of right hemiscrotal pain secondary to acute retrocecal nonperforated appendicitis. Surgical exploration showed a patent "processus vaginalis."

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Appendicitis / complications
  • Appendicitis / diagnosis
  • Appendicitis / surgery*
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Scrotum* / surgery