Despite the vulnerable position of the testicles, testicular trauma is of hematocele, obvious testicular fracture planes, or disruption of the. Scrotal haematocoeles are collections of blood within the scrotal sac, but outside of the testis. Pathology A haematocele normally results from trauma to the. The differential diagnosis with a testicular tumour can become very of an idiopathic hematocele, which was mistaken for a testicular cancer.

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Sao Paulo Med J. Histologic classification of these tumors is complex, and includes seminomas, choriocarcinoma, and a variety of teratomas, or germ cell tumors.

They can be palpated in the dermal layer and are freely mobile and separate from the testes and spermatic cord. Testicular tumors are the most common malignant tumors encountered in men 25 to 35 years of age. The left testis and testicularr could not be detected. The main causes of hematocele include trauma, tumor, torsion and surgery 3.

Presence of an abscess in the left scrotum with rectal fistula. Log in Sign up.

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Surgical options in the management of groin hernias. Indirect inguinal hernias follow the path of the processus vaginalis through the internal inguinal ring and into the scrotum. We reviewed the charts and images of three patients who presented between and with an ITH and intact tunica albuginea TA following blunt scrotal trauma. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrating the hydrocele behavior at different weightings, with low signal intensity on T1-weighted B as compared with high signal on T2-weighted image C and absence of enhancement on T1-weighted image after contrast agent injection D.

The technique of scrotal ultrasonography includes longitudinal and cross-sectional B-mode scans and utilization of color Doppler. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Five of the six were managed conservatively and one with surgery due to incomplete visualization of the TA. Fournier’s gangrene, necrotizing and potentially fatal perineal infection.


In cases of chronic collections, findings of thickened walls and development of calculi may be added 7. Given the MRI images, we suspected a neoplasia originating from the tunica vaginalis, which prompted the execution of a radical orchifunicolectomy.

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Algorithm of the likely diagnoses of a scrotal mass based on physical examination findings. Does not transilluminate well. See My Options close. Epididymitis is bacterial in origin, readily diagnosed on physical examination, and treated with antibiotics.

We present our experience with intratesticular hematoma ITH without rupture of the tunica albuginea following blunt scrotal trauma and present an algorithm for management. Oderda M, Gontero P. Additionally, there are resources such as trapezoidal scanning and extended field of view. Collections represent frequent findings in the assessment of the scrotum, not only in investigations performed in emergency situations, but also on an outpatient basis. Scrotal masses can represent a wide range of medical issues, from benign congenital conditions to life-threatening malignancies and acute surgical emergencies.

The tunica vaginalis involves the testis, with exception of its posterior aspect, and is constituted by a visceral portion surrounding the testis and a parietal layer in contact with the scrotal wall.

Hydroceles are common in newborns, but often disappear within the first year of life. Idiopathic chronic hematocele of the scrotum. In such age range, the finding of non-traumatic hematocele should lead to the investigation of abdominal foci, since there are reports in the literature about hematocele secondary to adrenal hemorrhage 10 Hematocele It is defined as accumulation of blood within the tunica vaginalis.

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads. A haematocele normally results from trauma to the scrotum, or on occasion following surgery.

In long-standing hematocele, like in our case, the tunica vaginalis becomes enormously thickened with hmatocele fibrous tissue and hemosiderin-laden macrophages. Given the MRI images, the diagnostic hypothesis was that of a cystic-haemorragic formation in continuity with the vaginal sac, strongly suspicious for a neoplastic mass.


The strange case of a hematocele mistaken for a neoplastic scrotal mass

In most cases, the condition presents spontaneous regression with conservative treatment 3but at a long term, conservatively approached and non-diagnosed voluminous hematoceles and testicular hematomas may result in infection, pain or atrophy 8.

Unlike a hydrocelewhich is anechoic, a haematocele is of increased echogenicity and often has septa within. Unlike the pain of testicular torsion, the pain of orchitis is usually relieved by elevation of the testes. Hematoceles are usually associated with a history of scrotal trauma, are usually painful and rarely have an idiopathic origin. With complete descent of the testis, the surrounding tunica vaginalis testis separates from the processus vaginalis testis.

This content is owned by the AAFP. Collections surrounding the testes Twith hyper-and hypoechoic areas with thickened septa, fluid-fluid level and subtle echoes in suspension.

Scrotal ultrasound revealed a multilocular appearance of the testicilar scrotum with thick septa surrounding some anechoic areas and some hyper-echoic structures. Chronic hematocele complicating renal failure and hemodialysis.

Abstract An 86 year-old male consulted our department for examination of a huge left-sided scrotal mass which was focally painful. A and B demonstrate hydrocele with fibrin septa arrow and fine echoes in suspension. Because of testicukar emergencies e.


This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Orchitis is usually viral in origin, subacute in onset, and may be accompanied by systemic illness. Sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound detection and risk factors for filarial-associated hydroceles. Pyocele Most frequently, pyocele occurs as a complication of hematoceke, particularly in cases where the latter crosses the mesothelial layer of the tunica vaginalis 3or secondarily to a reactive infected hydrocele 6.