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How and why do we do testicular ultrasounds? A national clinical development group survey of genitourinary medicine clinics
  1. Matthew Phillips1,
  2. Benjamin Philip Goorney2,
  3. Uday Joshi3,
  4. Philip Kell4
  1. 1 The Orange Rooms, Tameside Sexual Health, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 Department of Sexual Health, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford, UK
  3. 3 City Healthcare Partnership Hull, Hull, UK
  4. 4 Torbay Sexual Medicine Service, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Torquay, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew Phillips, The Orange Rooms, Tameside Sexual Health, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, OL6 7SR, UK; phillima{at}tcd.ie

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There is no agreed guidance of when ultrasound scans (USS) should be used to assess testicular pathology in sexual health settings, and the topic is visited infrequently in other guidance.1–4 Individual clinician choice has been the prevailing factor in choosing whether to scan or not. The Clinical Development Group of British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) conducted a survey in 2014 of all genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics via regional representatives, asking for factors used in decision making …

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