Incremental Role of 18FDG PET/CT in Assessment of Testicular Viability
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Testicular torsion is a common differential diagnosis of acute scrotal pain along with acute epididymo-orchitis, which may lead to testicular non-viability. Doppler ultrasound and testicular scintigraphy are two routinely used modalities for the assessment of testicular viability. However, in some cases, these investigations may prove inadequate in differentiating between the two entities with widely differing management. Here, we present a case of a 52-year-old male with questionable viability of testis, who was investigated initially using testicular scintigraphy and was further subjected to a regional 18F-FDG PET/CT scan, in view of inconclusive findings with the conventional modalities.
KeywordsTesticular infarction Testicular viability Acute epididymo-orchitis Testicular scintigraphy 18F-FDG PET/CT
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Venkata Subramanian Krishnaraju, Dharmender Malik, Rajender Kumar Basher, Giridhar S Bora, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, and Anish Bhattacharya declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. For this type of study, formal consent is not required.
The institutional review board of our institute approved this retrospective study, and the requirement to obtain informed consent was waived.
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