Title: High-resolution sonography of a scrotal abscess in a 2-week-old infant
Authors: Breysem, Luc ×
Herman, Murielle
Moerman, Philippe
Lombaerts, Rita
Bogaert, Guy
Smet, Maria-Helena #
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Series Title: Pediatric Radiology vol:36 issue:11 pages:1186-1189
Abstract: Scrotal abscess in infancy is rare and, in an otherwise healthy infant, an unexpected pathology. We present a 2-week-old boy with a unilateral scrotal swelling, imaged by high-resolution sonography. Sonography with colour Doppler demonstrated an encapsulated heterogeneous mass in the left scrotum with surrounding hyperaemia and a hypervascular spermatic cord. The testis was not demonstrable with full certainty and surgical exploration was undertaken. A scrotal abscess, indistinguishable from the testis and epididymis, had to be resected and on histology was found to have originated from the tunica vaginalis. Urogenital investigations did not reveal any associated abnormality and the final diagnosis was idiopathic scrotal abscess. High-resolution sonographic features with colour Doppler of a scrotal swelling can suggest an abscess and help determine appropriate therapy.
ISSN: 0301-0449
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Urology Section (-)
Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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