Ultraschall in Med 2019; 40(02): 253-254
DOI: 10.1055/a-0810-0636
Case Report
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Segmental Testicular Infarction after Methamphetamine Abuse in a 16-Year-Old – Diagnosis by Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)

Segmentaler Hodeninfarkt nach Methamphetamin-Abusus bei einem 16-jährigen Knaben – Diagnose mit kontrastverstärktem Ultraschall (CEUS)
Norbert Lorenz
1  Children’s Hospital, Dresden Municipial Hospital, Teaching-Hospital of Technical University Dresden, Germany
,
Fred Schuster
2  Urology, Dresden Municipial Hospital, Teaching-Hospital of Technical University Dresden, Germany
,
Frank Steinbach†
2  Urology, Dresden Municipial Hospital, Teaching-Hospital of Technical University Dresden, Germany
,
Georg Heubner
1  Children’s Hospital, Dresden Municipial Hospital, Teaching-Hospital of Technical University Dresden, Germany
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Publication History

26 July 2018

17 November 2018

Publication Date:
18 February 2019 (eFirst)

Introduction

Acute scrotum represents a medical emergency requiring a timely diagnosis. The patient’s history, timely physical examination and imaging studies usually demonstrate the underlying disease. Doppler ultrasonography, especially color Doppler (Becker D, et al. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 1997 Nov 14; 46: 1405 – 1409), has become a fast and reliable tool for bedside diagnosis of testicular torsion but contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) outperformed all other ultrasound modalities in a recent study (Schröder C, et al. Ultrasound Med Biol 2016; 42: 1807 – 1815).