Burned-Out Testis Tumors in Asymptomatic Infertile Men: Multiparametric Sonography and MRI Findings

Multiparametric testicular ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were analyzed in a series of 10 infertile asymptomatic men presenting with pathologically confirmed burned-out testicular tumors. Color/power Doppler ultrasound (CDUS), shear wave elastography (SWE), contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), and MRI were performed on 10, 5, 6, and 7 patients, respectively. All lesions appeared as a hypoechoic and hypovascular nodular area at CDUS, SWE, CEUS CDUS, and CEUS (if performed). Shear wave elastography showed a stiffer nodular area compared with the surrounding/contralateral tissues (13 versus 2 kPa); MRI revealed a well-delineated nodular area in hypointense signal on T2, a high apparent diffusion coefficient value, and a lack of enhancement.

Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2016 Jan 03 [Epub ahead of print]

Laurence Rocher, Ludivine Glas, Marie France Bellin, Sophie Ferlicot, Vincent Izard, Gerard Benoit, Laurence Albiges, Karim Fizazi, Jean-Michel Correas

Department of Adult Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Bicetre University Hospital, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France., Paris South Medical University, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France., Department of Urology, Bicêtre University Hospital, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France., Department of Adult Radiology, Necker University Hospital, Paris, France.

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