|Alenka Višnar-Perović, MD, MSc, specialist in radiology|
|Bojana Černelč, MD, specialist in internal medicine and specialist in radiology|
|Mateja Ogulin, MD, specialist in radiology|
Bojana Černelč, MD, specialist in internal medicine and specialist in radiology
Mateja Ogulin, MD, specialist in radiology
The examination focuses on the testicles and surrounding tissues. The ultrasound scan of the testicles is safe and painless. Patients come for the examination because of testicular lumps, pains and swelling of testicles, because of scrotum injuries or non-descended testicles.
The examination can detect inflammations in the epididymis and testicles, testicular tumours, vascular enlargement (varicocele) and fluid between envelopes of testicles (hydrocele).
The examination distinguishes between benign and malignant tumours. The occurrence of malignant tumours is most frequent in younger men (between 20 and 45 years of age). They show as painless testicular lumps. Treatment is very successful when tumours are detected early. Regular ultrasound scan of the scrotum and the abdomen is necessary for men who were operated for testicular cancer.
Preparation for examination
No preparation is required for the scrotum and testicle examination.
Patients lie on their backs during the examination.
The average duration of the examination is 15-20 minutes.