Scrotal swelling in the neonate

Amaya M. Basta, Jesse Courtier, Andrew Phelps, Hillary L. Copp, John D. MacKenzie

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Discovery of scrotal swelling in a neonate can be a source of anxiety for parents, clinicians, and sonologists alike. This pictorial essay provides a focused review of commonly encountered scrotal masses and mimics specific to the neonatal setting. Although malignancy is a concern, it is very uncommon, as most neonatal scrotal masses are benign. Key discriminating features and management options are highlighted to improve the radiologist's ability to diagnose neonatal scrotal conditions and guide treatment decisions. Neonatal scrotal processes ranging from common to uncommon will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-505
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Genitourinary ultrasound
  • Neonatal scrotal tumor
  • Neonatal testicular mass
  • Pediatric ultrasound
  • Scrotal mass
  • Scrotal sonography
  • Scrotal swelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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