Lymphoma of the spermatic cord: sonographic appearance

Michele Bertolotto, Antonio Borsato, Lorenzo E. Derchi

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Primary lymphoma of the spermatic cord is a rare disease accounting for about 1.6% of primary spermatic cord tumors. We hereby present a new case in which color Doppler ultrasound (US), contrast-enhanced US, and MRI suggested a specific diagnosis that was subsequently confirmed pathologically. Color Doppler US revealed mostly hypoechoic, slighly hypervascular tissue surrounding the normal spermatic vessels, which was markedly hypervascular at contrast-enhanced US. MRI showed diffuse infiltration by homogeneously enhancing tissue surrounding the spermatic vessels hypointense to testis on T2-weighted images, isointense on T1-weighed images, lacking fat tissue, with relatively high signal intensity on diffusion-weighted images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014


  • CEUS
  • lymphoma
  • MR imaging
  • spermatic cord
  • ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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