Testicular tumour mimic on MRI

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Large left hydrocele and heterogeneous echo pattern of the left testicle on ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

MRI showed an apparent T2-hypointense, T1-isointense lesion with irregular borders at the mediastinum testis, that enhanced with gadolinium. The left epididymis was difficult to visualise, probably atrophic. Large left hydrocoele. The right scrotal contents appear normal.

Case Discussion

Open incisional biopsy was performed. Histology showed marked stromal fibrosis and mild chronic non-specific inflammation. No malignancy.

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Case information

rID: 17247
Published: 29th Mar 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
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