EURORAD ESR

Case 10661

Intrascrotal foreign body in a policeman aspirant

Author(s)
Montoya Chinchilla R, Reina Alcaina L, Bares Fernández I, Hidalgo Agullo G

Hospital Morales Meseguer (Murcia);
Avenida Marqués de los Vélez S/N
30008 Murcia, Spain;
Email:nbares.ibf@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 17 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Testicular and scrotal ultrasound

    Ultrasound shows a foreign body of 3-4mm, as a linear echogenic structure, with a part in the epididymis and the other outside in the adjacent soft tissues.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Preoperative radiograph

    On the preoperative plain film centered over the testes we can see the bullet in the superomedial region of the testicular silhouette, as a small well-defined radiopaque structure.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Intraoperative plain film

    On the intraoperative plain radiograph, we can see the bullet located in the dissected scrotum, which had moved during dissection of scrotal layers.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Intraoperative; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Photo of the removed bullet

    We can see the bullet removed by urologists after the surgical intervention.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: Experimental; Procedure: Surgery; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
Ultrasound shows a foreign body of 3-4mm, as a linear echogenic structure, with a part in the epididymis and the other outside in the adjacent soft tissues.
 
On the preoperative plain film centered over the testes we can see the bullet in the superomedial region of the testicular silhouette, as a small well-defined radiopaque structure.
 
On the intraoperative plain radiograph, we can see the bullet located in the dissected scrotum, which had moved during dissection of scrotal layers.
 
We can see the bullet removed by urologists after the surgical intervention.
 
 
 
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