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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology