Ultrasonographic findings of isolated torsion of the epididymis

Daniela Dibilio, Giovanni Serafini, Nicoletta G. Gandolfo, Lorenzo E. Derchi

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Isolated torsion of the epididymis is a very rare cause of acute scrotum. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases have been described in the literature. The presence of a long and tortuous epididymis with a long mesorchium or of epididymal-testicular dissociation has been found as an underlying anomaly in 3 cases. Preoperative ultrasonography has been used only in 2 of the reported patients, and the ultrasonographic images have not been presented. Here we report the results we have obtained by color Doppler ultrasonography in a patient with isolated torsion of the epididymis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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