Painless Scrotal Lumps: Classification and Clinics

  • Giacomo Novara
  • Massimo Iafrate
  • Vincenzo Ficarra
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The discovery of a scrotal mass is frequently a source of great concern for patients, who usually assume that all masses are malignant. Fortunately, many palpable or suspected scrotal masses are actually benign. In this article the relevant clinical features of scrotal masses are described, with emphasis of clinical signs that allow differential diagnosis between testicular and extratesticular lesions, and aid in identifying specific pathological conditions. Prevalence, epidemiology, and management of the different pathologies will be discussed.


Inguinal Hernia Valsalva Maneuver Spermatic Cord Internal Inguinal Ring Scrotal Mass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giacomo Novara
    • 1
  • Massimo Iafrate
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Ficarra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical and Oncological Sciences, Urology ClinicUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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