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Scrotal Ultrasound

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Abstract

Portability, safety, low cost and efficiency, together with the ability to accurately define pathology rapidly, have made ultrasound the primary imaging modality for evaluation of the scrotum, testis and paratesticular structures. These factors provide for timely diagnosis and treatment. Scrotal ultrasound is particularly helpful when a physical examination is inconclusive or a disease process prevents adequate examination. The detailed imaging of ultrasonography is often an essential component of the diagnosis of a variety of symptoms including scrotal pain or trauma, infertility and abnormal findings on physical exam. This chapter will explore the techniques and protocols for performing scrotal ultrasounds in order to make the most thorough assessment of patient symptoms leading to diagnosis.

Keywords

Scrotum Testis Paratesticular Epididymis Varicocele Malignancy Trauma Sonoelastography Infertility 

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  1. 1.Urology Consultants Ltd.Male Reproduction & Sexual HealthSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.The Arthur Smith Institute for UrologyNorth Shore-Long Island Jewish Health SystemNew Hyde ParkUSA

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