Segmental infarction of the testis diagnosed by MRI: A case report

Masahiro Takahashi, Akio Horiguchi, Shinsuke Hamada, Taiki Kanbara, Yujiro Tsujita, Makoto Sumitomo, Tomohiko Asano, Hiroshi Shinmoto

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A 42 year-old male presented with right scrotal pain. Ultrasonography and color Doppler sonography revealed a segmental hypoechoic lesion with absent blood flow in the upper part of the right testis. MRI showed a well-defined avascular lesion with rim enhancement suggesting segmental infarction of the right testis. Scrotal pain was improved with conservative treatment, after which MRI revealed a reduction. Segmental infarction of the testis is extremely rare and is difficult to distinguish from testicular torsion and testicular tumor. MRI of the acute scrotum is considered to be important for avoiding unnecessary surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Urology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 07-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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