Testicular cyst

Simple testicular cysts are usually nonpalpable and thus are detected incidentally.

Testicular cysts require no treatment when discovered.

Radiographic features

  • well-marginated with an imperceptible wall
  • anechoic with enhanced through transmission
  • no flow on color Doppler
  • follows the signal characteristics of fluid with all pulse sequences
  • contrast-enhanced MR aids in the diagnosis by demonstrating lack of enhancement

Careful inspection is warranted to differentiate these from cystic testicular neoplasms, such as cystic teratoma.


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Article information

rID: 12676
System: Urogenital
Tags: testis, cyst
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Simple testicular cyst
  • Testicular cysts

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