Scrotal swelling caused by acute necrotizing pancreatitis: CT diagnosis

Sung Bum Kim, Bo Kyung Je, Seung Hwa Lee, Sang Hoon Cha

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    Scrotal involvement is a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. It presents as scrotal swelling and skin color change, which mimics the presentations of testicular torsion, epididymitis, and testicular tumor. Its differential diagnosis is important because scrotal involvement of acute pancreatitis can be treated conservatively. Abdominopelvic CT provides a useful means of diagnosing this complication. Here, the authors present a case of acute pancreatitis extending to the left scrotum, mimicking a testicular tumor. A CT scan helped avoid unnecessary orchiectomy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)218-221
    Number of pages4
    JournalAbdominal Imaging
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr


    • Pancreatitis, Acute necrotizing
    • Pancreatitis, Alcoholic
    • Radiographic image interpretation, computer assisted
    • Scrotum
    • Tomography, X-ray computed

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Gastroenterology
    • Urology


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