Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 2004;23(3): 147-150.
A Case of Testis Sparganosis.
Seung Young Lee, Il Hun Bae, Gi Seok Han, Sang Hoon Cha, Sung Jin Kim, Kil Sun Park, Hyung Keun Song
1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, Korea. gshan@med.chungbuk.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, Korea.
  Published online: September 1, 2004.
ABSTRACT
Sparganosis of the testis is extremely rare and there have been no prior reports of this disorder in Korea. We describe the sonographic findings of a 60-year-old man who presented with multiple palpable nodules in the left scrotum and inguinal area, which he had experienced for the past 1 year, and which was confirmed to be sparganosis. Sonography showed multiple, variable sized, round or tubular shaped, hypoechoic lesions with partial posterior acoustic enhancement in the left inguinal area and multiple echogenic nodules with peripheral low echoic rim in the left testis. These nodules were linearly arranged and interconnected, in the form of a serpentine tubular lesion. Surgery and pathologic examination confirmed the presence of live sparganum surrounded by a chronic granulo-matous inflammation.
Keywords: Testis, US; Orchitis
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