Ultrasonographic Characteristics of Scrotal Masses

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Chalakot Dejarkom Surapong Chareewit

Abstract

Scrotal mass is the common problem of male genitalia. This retrospective descriptive study
aimed to evaluate the ultrasonographic findings of patients with scrotal masses in Buddhachinaraj
Phitsanulok hospital from January 2007 to December 2016. The history, physical examination, ultrasonographic
findings,operative note, pathological report and clinical follow up at least 6 months were collected and
analyzed. There were 142 patients investigated. The ultra-sonographic results were hydrocele (n = 46),
infection (n = 43), inguinal hernia (n = 19), tumor (n = 16), cyst (n = 12), testicular torsion (n = 6), varicocele
(3) and others(3). Seventy nine patients (55.6%) were operated and 33 patients (23.2%) had pathologic
results. Sixty three patients (44.4%) were follow up at least six months to confirm the ultrasound
diagnosis. Ultrasonographic findings of patient with scrotal mass had accuracy 96.5%. Ultrasonography
gave incorrect diagnosis in 5 patients (3.5%). Therefore, ultrasonography of scrotal masses has high accuracy
and could help in the diagnosis.

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Chalakot Dejarkom

Department of Radiology, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, Phitsanulok, Thailand. 65000

Surapong Chareewit

Department of Radiology, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, Phitsanulok, Thailand. 65000