Ultrasound assessment of testicular and paratesticular masses.

Academic Article


  • This article discusses the role of ultrasound in the workup of patients with suspected or palpable scrotal masses. By characterizing masses as intra- or extratesticular, the differential diagnosis can be narrowed considerably. Neoplasm is the primary concern with intratesticular masses, although non-neoplastic conditions, such as hematoma and focal orchitis, may have a similar appearance. Correlation with the patient's history is essential. The sonographic presentation of extratesticular pathology, including varicocele and masses of epididymal origin, is also described.
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  • Diagnosis, Differential, Epididymis, Humans, Male, Methods, Testicular Diseases, Testicular Neoplasms, Ultrasonography, Varicocele
  • Author List

  • Tessler FN; Tublin ME; Rifkin MD
  • Start Page

  • 423
  • End Page

  • 436
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 8