Volume 2020, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094


The incidence of indirect inguinal hernia in young children ranges from 0.8% to 4.4%. Infants are at a high risk of testicular ischemia from indirect inguinal hernia due to their delicate vascular supply. A 5-year-old patient presented with a rare case of acute testicular ischemia secondary to an incarcerated inguinal hernia. He underwent surgery that successfully salvaged his testicle. Emergency medicine providers need to clinically suspect for testicular ischemia even in the presence of examination findings suggestive of an alternative diagnosis, such as inguinal hernia.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): indirect inguinal herniascrotal paintesticular ischemiatesticular pain and testicular torsion
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