Imaging of scrotal masses


Testicular cancer is responsible for approximately 0.1% of all cancer deaths in the USA, and seminoma is the most common type of testicular tumor. Ultrasonography is the primary imaging modality for accessing testicular and extratesticular lesions, while magnetic resonance imaging can be used for problem solving in lesion characterization in certain cases. CT imaging is usually performed for retroperitoneal staging of testicular cancer metastasis and follow-up after treatment. Extratesticular masses are common, yet rarely malignant. Imaging plays an important role in primary diagnosis of testicular cancer and differentiating it from common non-neoplastic findings. The purpose of this article is to review various imaging findings in testicular and extratesticular masses.

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Sharbidre, K.G., Lockhart, M.E. Imaging of scrotal masses. Abdom Radiol 45, 2087–2108 (2020).

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  • Testicular
  • Extratesticular
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Masses
  • Staging