Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 47, Issue 9, pp 1125–1133 | Cite as

Pediatric scrotal ultrasound: review and update

  • Noor A. Alkhori
  • Richard A. Barth
Pediatric Ultrasound


In this pictorial essay the authors review the normal sonographic gray-scale and Doppler appearance of the pediatric scrotum with an emphasis on technique. The authors present an update on ultrasound diagnosis and outcomes in testicular torsion and differentiation from other acute scrotal processes, as well as sonographic imaging of testicular microlithiasis and uncommon or atypical scrotal masses including splenogonadal fusion, polyorchidism, meconium peritonitis and epidermoid cyst. Further, the authors discuss testicular neoplasms in the context of testicular microlithiasis.


Acute scrotum Children Doppler Scrotum Testes Testicular microlithiasis Testicular torsion Ultrasound 


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Conflicts of interest

The authors have no financial interests, investigational or off-label uses to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at StanfordStanfordUSA

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