[A new simple procedure for immersion sonography of the scrotal contents in real time technic. II: contribution to the differential diagnosis of diseases of the scrotal contents].Ultraschall Med. 1983 Mar; 4(1):15-20.UM
In this communication the experiences obtained in 221 patients with a newly developed immersion method for scrotal sonography are analysed. The specific criteria for testicular neoplasms are derived from 22 patients with 100% true-positive diagnosis. In this context, the diagnostic difficulties in defining and identifying the benignity of an affection are discussed. The typical sonographic alterations of scrotal structures in diseases like epididymitis, epididymo-orchitis, spermatocele, varicocele and trauma are also described. An approach to calculating the testicular volume and hydrocele volume is given. The increase in diagnostic reliability makes this method suitable for pre-invasive diagnosis. The simple and non-hazardous procedure can be recommended as a routine method.