The acute scrotum in infancy: A retrospective regional study. Comments on authors’ response to commentary

Published:December 03, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.11.015
      It was interesting to read the authors’ robust response to my commentary. However, some of the references cited to support their arguments merit closer scrutiny.
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      • Response to commentary to ‘The acute scrotum in infancy: A retrospective regional study’
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          This commentary makes some very pertinent points and highlights limitations to our paper that we freely acknowledge. However, we feel there is a danger in dismissing a piece of work for what it isn't, rather than appreciating it for what it is. We do present a significant series of what happens in the real world to infants with an acute scrotum. The paediatric population from which it is drawn is estimated at 1.8 million in a very crowded part of London south of the Thames and the South-East of England (Kent, Surrey, Sussex).
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