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.
- Pancreatitis, Acute necrotizing
- Pancreatitis, Alcoholic
- Radiographic image interpretation, computer assisted
- Tomography, X-ray computed
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging