Torsion of the testicular appendage. Sonographic diagnosis

H. L. Cohen, M. A. Shapiro, J. O. Haller, K. Glassberg

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Torsion of the testicular appendages may simulate the clinical and physical examination findings of testicular torsion. Real-time imaging and duplex Doppler scanning aided the diagnosis of this entity in three children. The testes appear normal on sonograms and have normal vascular flow. A circular mass of increased echogenicity with a variably sized central hypoechoic region is seen adjacent to the testicle. We could not relate variations in echogenicity to time delay between clinical pain. and sonographic examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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