Grayscale and color doppler features of testicular lymphoma

Michele Bertolotto, Lorenzo E. Derchi, Mustafa Secil, Vikram Dogra, Paul S. Sidhu, Richard Clements, Simon Freeman, Nicolas Grenier, Lorenzo Mannelli, Parvati Ramchandani, Calogero Cicero, Luca Abete, Rossana Bussani, Laurence Rocher, John Spencer, Athina Tsili, Massimo Valentino, Pietro Pavlica

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Pooled data from 16 radiology centers were retrospectively analyzed to seek patients with pathologically proven testicular lymphoma and grayscale and color Doppler images available for review. Forty-three cases were found: 36 (84%) primary and 7 (16%) secondary testicular lymphoma. With unilateral primary lymphoma, involvement was unifocal (n = 10), multifocal (n = 11), or diffuse (n = 11). Synchronous bilateral involvement occurred in 6 patients. Color Doppler sonography showed normal testicular vessels within the tumor in 31 of 43 lymphomas (72%). Testicular lymphoma infiltrates through the tubules, preserving the normal vascular architecture of the testis. Depiction of normal testicular vessels crossing the lesion is a useful adjunctive diagnostic criterion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1145
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Color Doppler sonography
  • Genitourinary ultrasound
  • Non-Hodgkin testicular lymphoma
  • Testicular lymphoma
  • Testicular neoplasms
  • Testicular sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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