Ultrasound evaluation of scrotum in pediatrics

Mark S. Finkelstein, Henrietta Kotlus Rosenberg, Howard Mc Crum Snyder, John W. Duckett

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Scrotal abnormalities are difficult to assess using clinical criteria alone Ultrasound provides an accurate means of demonstrating the scrotal contents so that appropriate therapy may be instituted. In a retrospective study, 119 ultrasound examinations of 96 patients (aged 4 days to 23 years) have been compared with the clinical diagnosis, surgical/pathologic findings, and other imaging modalities. The gamut of disease identified included congenital anomalies, neoplasm-, trauma, torsion, varicocele, hydrocele, epididymo-orchitis, epididymal cyst/spermatocele, and post-radiation fibrosis. The ultrasound findings correlated well in 93/96 patients. In inconclusive cases, sequential imaging helps differentiate traumatic and inflammatory lesions front neoplastic processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes


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