Abdominal Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 11, pp 3125–3131 | Cite as

Current status of percutaneous testicular biopsy for focal lesions

  • Subramaniyan RamanathanEmail author
  • Vikram Dogra
Pictorial essay



The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current role of percutaneous testicular biopsy in the diagnosis of focal testicular lesions.


Percutaneous testicular biopsy can be either fine needle aspiration biopsy or trucut core needle biopsy. It is a well-tolerated and effective procedure useful in small testicular lesions, multifocal lesions, hematological malignancies, and focal lesions in single testis.


Testicular biopsy Small testicular lesions Percutaneous biopsy Fine needle aspiration Scrotal violation Orchiectomy 


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Both the authors (SR and VD) declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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This article is a review of published literature with no direct participation of humans or animals involved. For this type of study formal consent is not required.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Al-Wakra HospitalHamad Medical CorporationDohaQatar
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyWeil Cornell Medical CollegeDohaQatar
  3. 3.Department of Imaging ScienceUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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