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Epididymo-Orchitis EO is a disease that may affectmales in all ages. Neonates and elderly patients may suffer from bacterialinfection due to congenital or aging processes affecting the urinary tract. Insexually active post pubertal and young males sexually transmitted organismsmay cause EO. EO is also prevalent in pre pubertal healthy boys; however inthis group the etiology, the needed imaging modalities and proper managementare not clearly defined yet. This manuscript will systematically review thevarious etiologies causing EO in pre-pubertal boys, discus about the neededproper imaging, and image interpretation, will give treatment and follow-uprecommendations.

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Gonad; Inflammation; Infection; Pre-Pubertal; Boys; Etiology; Management; Treatment

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S. Halachmi and N. Katz -Epididymo-Orchitis in Pre-Pubertal Children. Epidemiology, Etiology, Management and Follow-Up Recommendations,- Open Journal of Urology, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 96-101. doi: 10.4236-oju.2013.32019.





Author: Sarel Halachmi, Neri Katz

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