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Pyocele
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Scrotal abscess, complication of epididymo-orchitis

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Avery LL et al: Imaging of penile and scrotal emergencies. Radiographics. 33(3):721-40, 2013
                                      2. Pilatz A et al: Acute epididymitis in ultrasound: results of a prospective study with baseline and follow-up investigations in 134 patients. Eur J Radiol. 82(12):e762-8, 2013
                                      3. Aganovic L et al: Imaging of the scrotum. Radiol Clin North Am. 50(6):1145-65, 2012
                                      4. Yagil Y et al: Role of Doppler ultrasonography in the triage of acute scrotum in the emergency department. J Ultrasound Med. 29(1):11-21, 2010
                                      5. Schalamon J et al: Management of acute scrotum in children--the impact of Doppler ultrasound. J Pediatr Surg. 41(8):1377-80, 2006
                                      6. Lim GY et al: Infantile scrotal pyocele simulating missed testicular torsion on sonography. J Clin Ultrasound. 31(2):116-8, 2003
                                      7. Santucci RA et al: Pyocele of the scrotum: a consequence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. J Urol. 153(3 Pt 1):745-7, 1995
                                      8. Slavis SA et al: Pyocele of scrotum: consequence of spontaneous rupture of testicular abscess. Urology. 33(4):313-6, 1989
                                      9. Di Donna A et al: Pyocele of the scrotum: sonographic demonstration of fluid-fluid level and a gas-forming component. J Ultrasound Med. 5(2):99-100, 1986
                                      10. Kutin ND et al: Idiopathic infant pyoceles. J Pediatr Surg. 21(5):441-2, 1986
                                      11. Schaffer RM: Ultrasonography of scrotal trauma. Urol Radiol. 7(4):245-9, 1985
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                                      References
                                      Tables

                                      Tables

                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Scrotal abscess, complication of epididymo-orchitis

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Avery LL et al: Imaging of penile and scrotal emergencies. Radiographics. 33(3):721-40, 2013
                                                                          2. Pilatz A et al: Acute epididymitis in ultrasound: results of a prospective study with baseline and follow-up investigations in 134 patients. Eur J Radiol. 82(12):e762-8, 2013
                                                                          3. Aganovic L et al: Imaging of the scrotum. Radiol Clin North Am. 50(6):1145-65, 2012
                                                                          4. Yagil Y et al: Role of Doppler ultrasonography in the triage of acute scrotum in the emergency department. J Ultrasound Med. 29(1):11-21, 2010
                                                                          5. Schalamon J et al: Management of acute scrotum in children--the impact of Doppler ultrasound. J Pediatr Surg. 41(8):1377-80, 2006
                                                                          6. Lim GY et al: Infantile scrotal pyocele simulating missed testicular torsion on sonography. J Clin Ultrasound. 31(2):116-8, 2003
                                                                          7. Santucci RA et al: Pyocele of the scrotum: a consequence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. J Urol. 153(3 Pt 1):745-7, 1995
                                                                          8. Slavis SA et al: Pyocele of scrotum: consequence of spontaneous rupture of testicular abscess. Urology. 33(4):313-6, 1989
                                                                          9. Di Donna A et al: Pyocele of the scrotum: sonographic demonstration of fluid-fluid level and a gas-forming component. J Ultrasound Med. 5(2):99-100, 1986
                                                                          10. Kutin ND et al: Idiopathic infant pyoceles. J Pediatr Surg. 21(5):441-2, 1986
                                                                          11. Schaffer RM: Ultrasonography of scrotal trauma. Urol Radiol. 7(4):245-9, 1985