Can Scrotal Gunshot Wound Result in Testicular Injury? [research study]

Persons outside the professional medical world may be unfamiliar with the acronym “SGSW.” A new study may, as a side-effect, help such persons remember that item of information:

Utility of Preoperative Ultrasound for the Evaluation of Testicular Rupture in the Setting of Scrotal Gun Shot Wounds,” Ryan Powers, Stephen Hurley, Edward Park, Brian McArdle, Patricia Vidal, Sarah P. Psutka, and Courtney M.P. Hollowell, Journal of Urology, epub 2018. (Thanks to Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and at Northwestern University, report:

“Scrotal Gunshot Wound (SGSW) may result in testicular injury…”

Here is a further detail from the study: