Epidermoid cyst of the testicle: Unusual magnetic resonance imaging findings


OZTURK M., Mavili E., ERDOGAN N., DEMIRCI D.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.45, no.8, pp.882-884, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02841850410001457
  • Journal Name: ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.882-884
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Epidermoid cyst of the testis is an uncommon benign tumor that can be treated by organ-preserving surgery when diagnosed preoperatively. Although some sonographic characteristics may be suggestive of epidermoid cysts, sonography is not completely diagnostic. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings may provide support for the diagnosis of epidermoid cysts. The MRI findings of testicular epidermoid cysts have been reported as either bull's eye or target in appearance, or with signal intensity characteristics more typical of a cystic lesion. In this paper, we present typical sonographic and unusual MRI findings of a testicular epidermoid cyst.