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Radiol Clin North Am. 2019 May;57(3):635-648. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2019.01.007. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Scrotal Ultrasound.

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1
Department of Radiological Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Garrison Tower, Suite 4G4250, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA. Electronic address: kristin-rebik@ouhsc.edu.
2
Department of Radiological Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Garrison Tower, Suite 4G4250, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA.
3
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, 510 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

Ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice to evaluate the scrotum because of its high resolution, Doppler capabilities, availability, and lack of ionizing radiation. Acute urologic emergencies diagnosed with ultrasound include testicular torsion, testicular rupture, and Fournier gangrene. The radiologist's knowledge of sonographic features of vascular, infectious, traumatic, and benign and malignant processes that occur in the scrotum coupled with the patient's presenting symptoms, age, and physical examination allows for the correct diagnosis of a wide spectrum of scrotal pathology.

KEYWORDS:

Epididymis; Scrotum; Testicular cancer; Testicular trauma; Testis; Ultrasound

PMID:
30928082
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2019.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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