Etude comparative du Doppler energie et du Doppler couleur en pathologie scrotale

Translated title of the contribution: Comparison between color and power Doppler in scrotal pathology

F. Draghi, G. Ferrozzi, O. Bottinelli, R. Campani

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Since 1993, a new technique called power Doppler or Color Doppler energy, based on Doppler signals, has been utilized in the study of the vascularization of various organs; it appears to produce advantages over color Doppler, in the assessment of slow flow. We therefore used power Doppler to study the vascularization of scrotal lesions. Fifty-nine patients (age range 12 and 62 years mean 35), were examined. Twenty-six presented inflammations (19 acute, 1 acute persistent, 6 recurrent chronic inflammation), 1 chronic testicular torsion, 2 with traumatic scrotal lesions without testicular rupture, 5 hydroceles, 4 with malformations or dystrophies, 12 varicoceles, 2 relapses of varicocele after surgical repair, 1 neoplasm. Six young healthy controls were also examined. All the patients were previously examined in B-mode and subsequently with color and power Doppler; both during the examination and thereafter in the evaluation of similar sections, signals appeared more pronounced and in many cases more numerous with power Doppler signs were confirmed. Therefore, since the signals were more evident with power Doppler, we retain this technique as a promising tool for the study of vascularization of scrotal lesions. It may provide worthwhile information particulary in such cases as testicular torsion in young boys and subacute inflammation.

Translated title of the contributionComparison between color and power Doppler in scrotal pathology
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalJournal d'Echographie et de Medecine par Ultrasons
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999


  • Color Doppler
  • Power Doppler
  • Scrotal Color Doppler
  • Scrotal Power Doppler
  • Scrotum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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