Spermatocoele

Case contributed by Dr Rupesh Namdev

Presentation

Evaluation for oligozoospermia

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

Spermatocoele is seen as an unilocular extratesticular cyst with low level internal echoes.

Case Discussion

Spermatocoele is seen as unilocular or rarely multilocular extra testicular cyst caused by cystic dilatation of tubules of the efferent ductules in the head of the epididymis.

On ultrasound studies, they appear as well-defined epididymal cystic lesions with low level fine internal echoes usually measuring 1-2 cm with posterior acoustic enhancement. Thin septations may be present

Differential diagnosis

For complete discussion on radiological features and differentials please see: spermatocoele

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Case Information

rID: 27587
Case created: 9th Feb 2014
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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