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Comment on: “Real-world management of testicular torsion: Level of adherence to the EAU Paediatric Urology guidelines.”

  • Michaella Maloney Prasad
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    Correspondence text: Michaella Maloney Prasad, 101 Madison Ave, Suite 305, Morristown, NJ 07960.
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    Morristown Medical Center, Garden State Urology, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ, USA
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Published:October 14, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.09.029
      This survey study reports on the “real-world” management of testicular torsion with respect to the recommendations published in the EAU Paediatric Urology guidelines [
      • Van Doeveren T.
      • Somani B.K.
      • ‘t Hoen L.A.
      • Haensel S.M.
      Real-world management of testicular torsion: Level of adherence to the EAU Paediatric Urology guidelines.
      ]. The greatest number of respondents were from The Netherlands (71%) and thus, most of the results reflect Dutch practice patterns. Or, more accurately, it reflects the practice patterns that are immediately recalled upon filling out the survey, since 82% report treating fewer than 5 cases in the past year. Although the authors found that most responders adhere to EAU guidelines, a sizable proportion (23%) do not pursue emergency surgery, nor do they perform fixation of the testis, despite the published and accessible recommendations of the panel.
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