Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 218–221 | Cite as

Scrotal swelling caused by acute necrotizing pancreatitis: CT diagnosis

  • Sung-Bum Kim
  • Bo-Kyung JeEmail author
  • Seung Hwa Lee
  • Sang Hoon Cha


Scrotal involvement is a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. It presents as scrotal swelling and skin color change, which mimics the presentations of testicular torsion, epididymitis, and testicular tumor. Its differential diagnosis is important because scrotal involvement of acute pancreatitis can be treated conservatively. Abdominopelvic CT provides a useful means of diagnosing this complication. Here, the authors present a case of acute pancreatitis extending to the left scrotum, mimicking a testicular tumor. A CT scan helped avoid unnecessary orchiectomy.

Key words

Pancreatitis, Acute necrotizing Pancreatitis, Alcoholic Scrotum Tomography, X-ray computed Radiographic image interpretation, computer assisted 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung-Bum Kim
    • 1
  • Bo-Kyung Je
    • 2
    Email author
  • Seung Hwa Lee
    • 2
  • Sang Hoon Cha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineDongshin HospitalSeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, College of MedicineKorea University Ansan HospitalAnsan-CityRepublic of Korea

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