Sonography of large scrotal infections

S. Zafar H. Jafri, Robert L. Bree, Beatrice L. Madrazo, Stephan J. Loginsky

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We have described 14 cases of large scrotal infections with diffuse involvement of testis and epididymis, thick septations within the cavity, and associated thickening of the scrotal wall and tunica albuginea. The combination of these findings should help distinguish this process from a diffuse neoplastic involvement of the testis where the scrotal wall is almost always of normal thickness. The presence of patchy inhomogenous testicular echo pattern should alert the sonologist to the presence of diffuse suppurative epididymo-orchitis, which may result in necrosis with subsequent orchiectomy in such patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Infections
  • Scrotum
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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