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Segmental testicular infarction: sonographic findings and pathologic correlation.
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PMID:  23341396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Segmental testicular infarction can mimic testicular carcinoma on sonography and can lead to unnecessary orchiectomy. This case series describes and correlates sonographic and histologic findings of 7 pathologically proven segmental testicular infarction cases. Segmental testicular infarction should be suspected on sonography when a geographic lesion with low or mixed echogenicity has absent or near-absent flow in a patient with scrotal pain. A hyperechoic rim and peripheral hyperemia correspond to interstitial hemorrhage and inflammatory changes. As an infarct evolves, it becomes more discrete and hypoechoic as ghost outlines replace seminiferous tubules. Follow-up or contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging or sonography can increase diagnostic confidence in suspected cases and prevent unnecessary orchiectomy.
Authors:
Michael Aquino; Hanh Nghiem; Syed Zafar Jafri; John Schwartz; Rajwant Malhotra; Mitual Amin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Beaumont Health System, 3601 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48071 USA. sjafri@beaumont.edu.
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