Scrotal swelling caused by acute necrotizing pancreatitis: CT diagnosis

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Abstract

Scrotal involvement is a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. It presents as scrotal swelling and skin color change, which mimics the presentations of testicular torsion, epididymitis, and testicular tumor. Its differential diagnosis is important because scrotal involvement of acute pancreatitis can be treated conservatively. Abdominopelvic CT provides a useful means of diagnosing this complication. Here, the authors present a case of acute pancreatitis extending to the left scrotum, mimicking a testicular tumor. A CT scan helped avoid unnecessary orchiectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-221
Number of pages4
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1

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Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis
Testicular Neoplasms
Epididymitis
Spermatic Cord Torsion
Skin Pigmentation
Scrotum
Orchiectomy
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

  • Pancreatitis, Acute necrotizing
  • Pancreatitis, Alcoholic
  • Radiographic image interpretation, computer assisted
  • Scrotum
  • Tomography, X-ray computed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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Scrotal swelling caused by acute necrotizing pancreatitis : CT diagnosis. / Kim, Sung Bum; Je, Bo-Kyung; Lee, Seung Hwa; Cha, Sang Hoon.

In: Abdominal Imaging, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.04.2011, p. 218-221.

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