The contribution of supine/upright testicular scintigraphy and sonography in the evaluation of an atypical presentation of acute scrotum

R. Hardoff, A. Luri, Y. Meir

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Abstract

A scrotal inflammatory process is characterized by an intense, diffuse, increased Tc-99m sodium pertechnetate uptake of the swollen tender scrotum on scintigraphy. If an asymmetric photon-deficient area accompanies this pattern, torsion of the testicular appendages, or abscess formation, cannot be ruled out. Testicular scintigraphy on a patient with an acute scrotum showed an eccentric 'cold' area. Upright imaging that demonstrated a shift of the 'cold' area, followed by an ultrasonographic study, established the diagnosis of orchitis with fluid collection. Surgery was, therefore, deferred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-46
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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