Epididymitis

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

An adult male complains of acute right scrotal pain and swelling 4 hours ago.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Increased epididymal size with prominent vascularity of the right epididymis, consistent with epididymitis.

Case Discussion

The patient came complaining of acute scrotal pain which is considered an emergency. It is important to exclude testicular torsion. 

Epididymitis is the most common inflammatory process affecting the scrotum in adults. There was no change in the adjacent testicular parenchyma which would indicate epididymo-orchitis.

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Case information

rID: 28648
Case created: 4th Apr 2014
Last edited: 21st Nov 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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