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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Clinically, it presents as a gematocele mass or a little scrotal discomfort. Possible causes most often include direct trauma of the scrotum, torsion, tumor and surgery. Pediatr Clin North Am. Although it used to be common among chimney sweeps, the disease is now fairly rare because the risks of exposure to occupational carcinogens have been recognized, and use of protective clothing and equipment has become routine.

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. If torsion is suspected, surgical consultation should be obtained concurrently with ultrasonography, because the ability to successfully salvage the affected testis declines dramatically after six hours of torsion.

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

Continue reading from November 15, Previous: Oderda M, Gontero P. On investigation, we could tetsicular distinguish the left testis or epididymis from the mass by palpation.

For information about the SORT evidence rating system, go to https: Acute hematocele has a fluid-like and hyperechoic appearance Figure 9 and, after two weeks, it liquifies and may take a cystic appearance 5 with complex septations 7fluid-fluid level and subtle echoes 8 Figure Hematoceles can mimic testicular torsion and epididymitis. Iconographic Essay Scrotal collections: The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 2.


This can happen in long-standing cases because of fibrous thickening with cholesterol granuloma formation in the tunica vaginalis. B 15 festicular, 19 — 21 Color Doppler ultrasonography is the test of choice for immediate evaluation of scrotal masses. Non-traumatic secondary hematoceles can be produced by haematological alterations or vasculitis1, 5. Ultrasound of the scrotum. It consisted of a cavity having a thick testjcular with old brownish clotted blood fig. Typically, at MRI, abscesses present hyposignal on T1- and hypersignal on T2-weighted sequences, which is characteristic of fluid contents, with a halo of hypersignal on T2-weighted sequences.

Scrotal wall haematoma with a small haematocoele Scrotal wall haematoma with a small haematocoele. Figure 2 illustrates the normal anatomy of the scrotum, and Table 1 classifies causes of scrotal masses by anatomic origin. Presumably minor trauma results in rupture of dilated microvessels beneath the fibrous capsule.

Such a condition is rather associated with testicular torsion in the peripuberal period the other peak of testicular torsion incidence occurs in the perinatal period 2. Please review our privacy policy.

There is no contrast-enhancement of the collection. This lesion, inhomogeneous and multiseptated, had high-signal intensity on T1 Fig.

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The pathophysiology of an ITH without TA rupture appears to involve a compartment syndrome within the affected testis [ 7 ]. Since correct preoperative diagnosis is problematic unnecessary orchiectomy is not uncommon.

A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. Clinical and sonographic criteria of acute scrotum in children: The pathological diagnosis was chronic organized hematocele. 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.


Long-standing hematoceles easily become calcified and fibrotic, becoming firm and painless masses. Secondary hematoceles are usually hematocwle with a history of a trauma to the scrotum, surgery in the surrounding area,or neoplasm.

The vaginal process closure above the testis and below the inner inguinal ring leads to a less common type of hydrocele, that is also known as spermatic cord cyst, which is seen as a fluid collection along the hekatocele Figure 5. He had no history of genital trauma, nor did he complain about any other symptoms. Inguinal hernias often enlarge with the Valsalva maneuver, and can be reduced by the examiner unless the hernias are incarcerated.

Evaluation of Scrotal Masses

Acute hematocele secondary to trauma, with an echogenic fluid collection within the left scrotum. A case of chronic huge hematocele.

Magnetic resonance imaging MRI revealed a well-defined encapsulated left solid mass with areas of septations and loculations fig. Testicular torsion has an acute onset, often with no antecedent trauma; the involved testis may trsticular retracted and palpably rotated, and will be tender on examination.

The latter is essential in the differentiation between ischemia absence of flow and inflammation increased flow 1situations which are frequently found in testicular emergencies. Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: At US, hematoceles appear as heterogeneous encapsulated extra testicular solid mass separated by septations and loculations3,4,11, Consensus on genitourinary trauma: He had an unremarkable postoperative course.

The cremasteric reflex is usually absent, and elevation of the testes may aggravate the pain. Can Urol Assoc J. The left testis and epididymis could not be detected. Pyocele is seen as a complex, heterogeneous fluid collection Figure

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