Ultrasonography versus clinical examination in evaluation of testicular tumors

R van Dijk, W H Doesburg, A L Verbeek, Y T van der Schouw, F M Debruyne, G Rosenbusch

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The diagnostic results of clinical examination and gray-scale ultrasonography for scrotal pathology were compared in 411 patients. Sensitivity and specificity of the clinical diagnosis of a testis tumor improved significantly with the use of ultrasonography. Criteria for the ultrasonographic diagnosis of a testicular tumor were evaluated. We had no false-negative ultrasonographic diagnoses, and they have rarely been reported in the literature. With ultrasonography, the number of false-positive clinical diagnoses was reduced from 11 to 5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-82
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical ultrasound
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1994


  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Scrotum
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Testicular Neoplasms
  • Ultrasonography
  • Journal Article


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