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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 Jan;170(1):183-5.

Cysts of the tunica albuginea: sonographic appearance.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Hospital Reina Sofía, Tudela, Navarra, Spain.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Testicular cysts of the tunica albuginea are an uncommon phenomenon, important because of their possible confusion with testicular tumors. Accurate diagnosis may avoid aggressive and irreversible treatment such as testicular ablation. The purpose of this study is to report our experience in such diagnosis through sonographic detection of albuginea cysts.

CONCLUSION:

Sonography is the technique of choice in the diagnosis of any testicular tumor formation, allowing the differentiation of cysts from neoplasia and avoiding unnecessary intervention in patients with cysts of the tunica albuginea.

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9423628
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