Incidentally detection of non-palpable testicular nodules at scrotal ultrasound: What is new?

  • Massimo Valentino | massimo.valentino@ass3.sanita.fvg.it UO di Radiologia, Ospedale S. Antonio, Tolmezzo, Udine, Italy.
  • Michele Bertolotto Dipartimento di Radiologia, Università di Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
  • Pasquale Martino UO di Urologia I Universitaria, Università di Bari, Italy.
  • Libero Barozzi UO di Radiologia, Ospedale Maggiore, Bologna, Italy.
  • Pietro Pavlica GVM Care and Research, Villalba Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

Abstract

The increased use of ultrasound in patients with urological and andrological symptoms has given an higher detection of intra-testicular nodules. Most of these lesions are hypoechoic and their interpretation is often equivocal. Recently, new ultrasound techniques have been developed alongside of B-mode and color-Doppler ultrasound. Although not completely standardized, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and tissue elastography (TE), added to traditional ultrasonography, can provide useful information about the correct interpretation of incidentally detected non-palpable testicular nodules. The purpose of this review article is to illustrate these new techniques in the patient management.

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2014-12-30
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Original Papers - Andrology
Keywords:
Testicular lesions, Ultrasound, Contrast enhanced ultrasound, Elastography
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Valentino, M., Bertolotto, M., Martino, P., Barozzi, L., & Pavlica, P. (2014). Incidentally detection of non-palpable testicular nodules at scrotal ultrasound: What is new?. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 86(4), 378-382. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2014.4.378