Testicular cavernous hemangioma is a rare benign vascular tumor that typically occurs in childhood and adolescence. The clinical presentation may be variable and lead to diagnostic difficulties. We report an atypical presentation of intratesticular cavernous hemangioma with acute onset mimicking testicular torsion in a teenager. Inadvertent minor scrotal injury may have probably triggered the rupture of the hemangioma, leading to hemorrhage and infarction of the testicle. Although ultrasonography findings and serum tumor markers may be helpful in differential diagnosis, surgical exploration, and pathology examination are essential for definitive diagnosis.

Pediatric Testicular Cavernous Hemangioma With Acute Onset Mimicking Testicular Torsion: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Escolino, Maria
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Cerulo, Mariapina;Insabato, Luigi;Borgogni, Rachele;Chiodi, Annalisa;Califano, Gianluigi;
2022

Abstract

Testicular cavernous hemangioma is a rare benign vascular tumor that typically occurs in childhood and adolescence. The clinical presentation may be variable and lead to diagnostic difficulties. We report an atypical presentation of intratesticular cavernous hemangioma with acute onset mimicking testicular torsion in a teenager. Inadvertent minor scrotal injury may have probably triggered the rupture of the hemangioma, leading to hemorrhage and infarction of the testicle. Although ultrasonography findings and serum tumor markers may be helpful in differential diagnosis, surgical exploration, and pathology examination are essential for definitive diagnosis.
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