Tubular ectasia of the epididymis

Tubular ectasia of the epididymis results in enlargement of the epididymis with multiple cystic interfaces. It typically occurs in those with a prior vasectomy but can be also seen with other causes of obstruction of the ductus deferens.

Radiographic features


This can give a characteristic "speckled appearance" on ultrasound due to multiple interfaces between the epididymal tubule wall and fluid 2

See also

Share article

Article information

rID: 37325
System: Urogenital
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Epididymal tubular ectasia
  • Cystic ectasia of epididymis
  • Tubular ectasia of epididymis

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Case 1
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.