Epididymal calcification

Epididymal calcification can be seen on ultrasound as hyperechoic foci with shadows within the epididymal head and usually implies chronic epididymitis. Other conditions to be considered in the differential are:

  • chronic epididymitis: e.g. bacterial, granulomatous (TB) or genital filariasis 
  • trauma: incidence of 34% in extreme mountain bikers and 8% in equestrians 
  • calcium/phosphate metabolism abnormalities: e.g. secondary to haemodialysis
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rID: 6293
System: Urogenital
Section: Gamuts
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Epididymal calcifications

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