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Striated Appearance of the Testes

Loberant, Norman MD*; Bhatt, Shweta MD; McLennan, Gregory T. MD; Dogra, Vikram S. MD

doi: 10.1097/RUQ.0b013e3181c6b284
Pictorial Essay

Striated testis is an occasional ultrasound finding in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. In older men, the finding of striated testis usually corresponds to a diagnosis of interstitial fibrosis and requires no further action. However, in the appropriate clinical setting, the differential diagnosis of striated testis also includes infection, infarction, trauma, and neoplasm. In this pictorial review, we present the varied sonographic appearances of striated testis within these clinical contexts.

*Professor (Loberant), Department of Radiology Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, Israel; †Assistant Professor (Bhatt), Professor (Dogra), Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY; and ‡Professor (McLennan), Department of Pathology, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Received for publication August 10, 2009; accepted October 7, 2009.

No grant or financial aid was obtained for this study.

The authors have disclosed that they have no interests in or significant relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.

Reprints: Vikram S. Dogra, MD, Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648, Rochester, NY 14642 (e-mail:

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