Mazhar - Shafiq



OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of Doppler ultrasonography for diagnosis of epididymo-orchitis in patients presenting with scrotal swelling taking histopathology as gold standard.

SUBJECT AND METHODS: It is a cross sectional study conducted in the department of Radiology, PNS Shifa hospital, Karachi from 23rd Feb 2017 to 23rd Aug 2017. A total of 75 male patients between 15-70 years of age presenting with complaint of scrotal swelling were included in the study. Patients underwent scrotal screening through Doppler ultrasound with multi-frequency probe and then underwent surgery (Biopsy/FNAC) for histopathological reasoning of swelling. All the collected data was entered and analyzed on SPSS version 20. Results: The mean age of patients was 43.27±15.49 years. The sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and diagnostic accuracy of CDUS findings were 96.26%, 92.47%, 93.64%, 95.56% and 94.5% respectively. Conclusion: CDUS for diagnosis of epididymo-orchitis in patients presenting with scrotal swelling is very important and reliable technique with high values of diagnostic accuracy.

Keywords: Epididymo-orchitis, Doppler ultrasonography, histopathology

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