Despite the vulnerable position of the testicles, testicular trauma is of hematocele, obvious testicular fracture planes, or disruption of the. Scrotal haematocoeles are collections of blood within the scrotal sac, but outside of the testis. Pathology A haematocele normally results from trauma to the. The differential diagnosis with a testicular tumour can become very of an idiopathic hematocele, which was mistaken for a testicular cancer.

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A Macroscopical view of the lesion; B fibrous connectival capsule with chronic inflammation surrounding a haemorrhagic cystic area with septa; C macrophage and D amorphous-bloody mat.

The vaginal process starts developing at about the eighth week of fetal development, corresponding to an evagination of the parietal peritoneum, which extends caudally through the abdominal wall into the testicular cavities 3. Case 2 was observed testicukar given moderate symptoms and a stable appearance of the ITH on serial ultrasound.

This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP. Conclusion The differential diagnosis of a firm, painless scrotal mass should include the possibility of a rare chronic hematocele, even in absence of trauma.

Because varicoceles may contribute to lower sperm counts in some men, they should be considered in infertility evaluations. Indirect inguinal hernias usually are palpable separate from the normal scrotal contents and are a surgical emergency if strangulation is suspected based on symptoms of abdominal pain, tenderness, and nonreducibility.

In neonates, such condition may be secondary to intra- and extraperitoneal abdominal bleedings. Any lesion of the skin may occur on the skin of the scrotum. The idiopathic hydrocele mechanism is still unknown, but it is believed that it results either from an imbalance between the testicula production and reabsorption, or from the absence of efferent lymphatics 7.


Collections surrounding the testes Twith hyper-and hypoechoic areas with thickened septa, fluid-fluid level and subtle echoes in suspension.

Clinical examination is essential in the evaluation of scrotal pathologies, in cases of both painful and painless scrotal masses. A year-old male presented to the emergency department with a large, testifular left scrotal mass. The whole lesion was examined with macrosections, and the pathological features allowed the diagnosis of hematocele. Epididymitis, orchitis, and related conditions. The most important goal is to rule out testicular cancer. A subtle trauma may go unnoticed and, in such cases, the bleeding is frequently associated with varicoceles, with rupture of a gesticular vessel 3.

A malignancy must be always ruled out when a firm mass is discovered within testicular testicjlar.

Any patient reporting swelling of the scrotum should be evaluated immediately. For testicular torsion, color Doppler ultrasonography has a sensitivity of 86 to 88 percent and a specificity of 90 to percent.

In our case the lesion replaced almost entirely the testicular parenchyma, showing a variable appearance, friability, cavitations in trsticular reticular pattern and soft brown hemorrhagic material and fibrin without evidence of neoplasia. Radical orchifunicolectomy was performed. In cases of testicular torsion, the presence of hydrocele may demonstrate a failure in the fixation of the testis to the scrotal wall – bell-clapper deformity Figure 6 – testciular allows free movement of the testis within the scrotum, thus increasing the chance of torsion.


Discussion Clinical examination is essential in the evaluation of scrotal pathologies, in cases of both painful and painless scrotal masses. The histopathological diagnosis was an organized hematocele, and the left testis was located separately from the mass, having normal appearance.

Ultrasound of the scrotum. Check for errors and try again. Gray-scale and color Doppler sonography of scrotal disorders in children: Hematoceles are typically a result of direct trauma to the scrotum including iatrogenic trauma from aspiration of a testiculzralthough idiopathic cases have been reported.

A careful physical examination should include identification of the normal anatomic structures of the scrotum, and transillumination of any mass. Reprints are not available from the authors.


This paper has been peer-reviewed. Patients typically have subacute onset of pain and swelling, sometimes with associated urinary tract symptoms, and on examination have a diffusely swollen, tender epididymis distinct from the testis. There is a paucity of literature regarding the diagnosis and management of ITH, and current recommendations are based hematoclee descriptions from over two decades ago [ 1 — 3 ]. Acute hematocele has a fluid-like and hyperechoic appearance Figure 9 and, after two weeks, it liquifies and may take a cystic appearance 5 with complex septations 7fluid-fluid level and subtle echoes 8 Figure Can Urol Assoc J.

About one third of patients referred for surgery for a palpable inguinal hernia have a nonpalpable contralateral hernia as well, so ultrasound imaging should be considered in these patients.

The strange case of a hematocele mistaken for a neoplastic scrotal mass

He was otherwise in good health. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The visceral layer of the tunica vaginalis is imperceptibly mixed with the tunica albuginea.

The testis did not appear to be viable and testicklar presence of cancer was strongly suspected. Figure 2 MRI revealed a well-defined encapsulated left solid mass with area of septations and loculations. Case 1 Case 1. The left testis was not evaluable morphologically.

Inguinal hernias often enlarge with the Valsalva maneuver, and can be reduced by the examiner unless the hernias are incarcerated.

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Ultrasonography evaluation of scrotal masses. Epididymitis, acute infection of the epididymis, is usually caused by sexually transmitted diseases or common genitourinary pathogens, including gonorrhea and chlamydia. History and time span from the trauma, uematocele surgeries and comorbidities must not be neglected.