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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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RODRIGUEZ-PATRON RODRIGUEZ, Rafael et al. Ecografía testicular. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.4, pp.441-454. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To review the contribution of ultrasound to the differential diagnosis of scrotal pathology, both testicular and adnexal. Methods: We performed a bibliographic review on the topic, adding the experience of our Unit over the years; we classified the pathology in testicular and extratesticular, separating liquid and solid lesions, and a miscellaneous group of unclassifiable cases. Results: Currently, ultrasonography with high frequency equipment allows not only to differentiate between intra and extratesticular lesions, but also to identify specific lesions, the manage of which may include follow-up without need of unavoidable surgery. Conclusions: Ultrasonography is a painless simple test that may be repeated without inconvenience so that it is the first test to be indicated for any problem of the scrotal content.

Keywords : Scrotal ultrasound; Testicular tumor; Benign lesions; Urological ultrasound.

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