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J Clin Imaging Sci. 2011;1:5. doi: 10.4103/2156-7514.73503. Epub 2011 Jan 1.

Sonographic spectrum of tunica albuginea cyst.

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Department of Radiology, Hospital San Jose Tec de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.


Tunica albuginea (TA) cyst is the most common extratesticular benign mass, which is usually palpable. Ultrasound examination is the imaging modality of choice to characterize palpable testicular lesions. This pictorial essay presents the spectrum of sonographic features of TA cysts in order to assist radiologists in making the correct diagnosis and avoid unnecessary surgeries.


Testicular cyst; tunica albuginea; tunica albuginea cyst; ultrasound

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