TERAPIA DELLE FLOGOSI ACUTE DELLO SCROTO. VALUTAZIONE DEGLI ESITI CON COLOR-DOPPLER

Translated title of the contribution: Therapy of acute inflammation of the scrotum: Color-Doppler evaluation of results

F. Draghi, G. Schiavina, G. Ferrozzi, R. Mauri, M. Consonni

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Abstract

To determine the incidence of acute persistent epididymo-orchitis due to acute inflammatory disease which did not resolve after therapy and the sensitivity of color-Doppler ultrasound (US), 101 patients, aged 18-68 years, presenting acute scrotal inflammation, were re-examined after appropriate antibiotic therapy. In all patients the diagnosis of acute epididymo-orchitis had been primarily clinical and based on results of history, physical examination and laboratory findings. The clinical diagnosis was then confirmed by color-Doppler US examination. Patients in which an ultimate diagnosis of scrotal inflammation had not been confirmed by color-Doppler US (2 cases), those in which a presumed viral orchitis (2 cases), or bearing complications (3 cases) were not included in the study. In 5 patients, all asymptomatic, color-Doppler signals from the epididymis and/or from the testis, due to phlogistic process were still present; all these patients have been submitted to further therapeutic treatments and color-Doppler US examinations until complete recovery. We therefore emphasize the incidence of acute persistent epididymo-orchitis due to acute phlogoses which apparently resolved after therapy only and the roll of color-Doppler US not only in the diagnosis of acute inflammatory diseases and of their complications, but also in the evaluation of therapeutic results.

Translated title of the contributionTherapy of acute inflammation of the scrotum: Color-Doppler evaluation of results
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Ultrasonologia
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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