Why It Is Done
Testicular ultrasound is done to:
- Evaluate a mass or pain in the testicles.
- Identify and monitor infection or inflammation of the testicles or
- Identify twisting of the
spermatic cord cutting off blood supply to the
testicles (testicular torsion).
- Monitor for
recurrence of testicular cancer.
- Locate an
- Identify fluid in
the scrotum (hydrocele), fluid in the epididymis (spermatocele),
blood in the scrotum (hematocele), or pus in the scrotum
- Guide a
biopsy needle for testicular biopsy when testing for
- Evaluate an injury to the
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
December 28, 2012
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