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Vol 22, No 2 (2019)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2019-07-31
Submitted: 2019-06-04
Accepted: 2019-06-27
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False-positive halo sign on testicular scintigraphy in a 2-year-old boy with epididymo-orchitis

Mehdi Rajaeipour, Nasrin Mohammadi Aref, Nima Bakhtiari
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2019.0023
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Pubmed: 31482566
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2019;22(2):94-95.

open access

Vol 22, No 2 (2019)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2019-07-31
Submitted: 2019-06-04
Accepted: 2019-06-27

Abstract

We reported a case of 2-year-old child where epididymo-orchitis was misdiagnosed as testicular torsion on scrotal scintigraphy. The scan showed that left hemiscrotum demonstrated a rim of increased activity with a photopenic center in the left testis (halo sign). At surgery, epididymo-orchitis was detected and there was no testicular torsion.

Abstract

We reported a case of 2-year-old child where epididymo-orchitis was misdiagnosed as testicular torsion on scrotal scintigraphy. The scan showed that left hemiscrotum demonstrated a rim of increased activity with a photopenic center in the left testis (halo sign). At surgery, epididymo-orchitis was detected and there was no testicular torsion.

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Keywords

testicular scintigraphy; torsion; 99mTc pertechnetate

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Title

False-positive halo sign on testicular scintigraphy in a 2-year-old boy with epididymo-orchitis

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 22, No 2 (2019)

Pages

94-95

Published online

2019-07-31

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2019.0023

Pubmed

31482566

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2019;22(2):94-95.

Keywords

testicular scintigraphy
torsion
99mTc pertechnetate

Authors

Mehdi Rajaeipour
Nasrin Mohammadi Aref
Nima Bakhtiari

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