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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 159-160

False-positive "halo" sign on testicular scintigraphy in a 5-year-old boy with epididymitis and hydrocele


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Anish Bhattacharya
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.104002

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Scintigraphic differentiation between acute torsion, hydrocele and testicular or scrotal abscess can be difficult. Doppler sonography may provide useful complimentary information toward diagnosis. The authors describe a 5-year-old child where epididymitis with hydrocele was misdiagnosed as testicular torsion on scrotal scintigraphy.


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