EURORAD ESR

Case 15275

Acute vasitis: an unusual mimicker of epididymitis

Author(s)
Katerina Manavi, Eliza Stavride, Filippos Sarafis, Charikleia Mavridou, Antonios Theodorakopoulos, Ioannis Tsitouridis

Papageorgiou General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Radiology; Pavlos Melas Street 56429 Thessaloniki, Greece; Email:elizasta@hotmail.com
 
Patient
male, 38 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Ultrasound
     

    Gray scale ultrasound image showing a heterogeneously hypoechoic mass representing the inflamed vas deferens.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;

    Colour doppler ultrasound revealed increased vascularity within the inflamed vas deferens.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound-Colour Doppler; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Magnetic resonance imaging
     

    Coronal T2-weighted image showing abnormal signal of the left spermatic cord and surrounding tissues, sign of inflammation.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;

    Coronal T1-weighted image showing a remarkable thickening and coiled appearance of the right spermatic cord.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;

    Coronal gadolinium enhanced T1-weighted image showing asymmetric increased enhancement of the thickened vas deferens.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system male; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
Gray scale ultrasound image showing a heterogeneously hypoechoic mass representing the inflamed vas deferens.
 
Colour doppler ultrasound revealed increased vascularity within the inflamed vas deferens.
 
Coronal T2-weighted image showing abnormal signal of the left spermatic cord and surrounding tissues, sign of inflammation.
 
Coronal T1-weighted image showing a remarkable thickening and coiled appearance of the right spermatic cord.
 
Coronal gadolinium enhanced T1-weighted image showing asymmetric increased enhancement of the thickened vas deferens.
 
 
 
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